order to bring maximum transparency to solar market, sometimes means getting
down and dirty with people on social media and engage in a rather silly
conversation or let’s call it a basic level interaction with individuals that
are not fully aware of what they are talking about.
Home solar energy is a scam! NO! It is not….! There
you have it plain and simple. But somehow that is not enough, and one has to go
in to the details.
Over the past two decades and counting, time has proven that “Solar Energy” is a clean, affordable electricity source for our homes. Manufacturing of solar photovoltaic panel’s uses the conversion free solar energy that is inexhaustible. The sun has made solar power a quit viable option for many home consumers so, NOT A SCAM.
other industry regrettably, bigger energy industry players and companies to protect
their own interest, make exaggerated claims about switching your home to solar
power by associating untrue and dishonest risks to the option.
1. Loss of production capacity every “Solar panels” yet your payments goes on, no matter what.
-Truth be told,
production of solar panel will decrease in time, like any other energy
production solution. Now here is the
thing-every panel is warranted to produce minimum 85% even after 25 years which
only 15% production loss in 25 years that is a lifetime.
Plus all financial models
are based on factoring this degradation in production to avoid any surprises later.
2. New lien on your house.
Only if the home owner
chooses to get their solar financed through a
Power Purchase Agreement, which is owned by a third party, and lien is an
assurance to the lender and the homeowner cannot claim the solar if the contract
is breached or payments default. Even if you get a lease or PPA, you replace your
monthly electric bill with a lower monthly solar cost, which means you still save
Buying the system with
cash or take out a solar loan, it will NOT create a lien on your house.
3. Solar panel manufacturing is toxic for environment.
Silicon is used as their
primary material for the manufacturing of photovoltaic solar panels to produce
energy. It also contains copper, metal and glass for wiring and casing.
It is true that there are
some environmental penalties associated with harvesting any
of these materials, however far less than that of any other energy generation
4. The Fire Department will let it burn down if the house catches fire.
This is so not true. Fire
departments and municipalities in every city and state have adapted to new fire
codes for solar powered houses to keep firemen and homes safe. The systems are required to follow the Permitted designs and codes.
5. Must Keep The Solar Panels Clean.
This depends on your
climate but the worst case scenario would mean you need to wash your panels with a hose once or may be twice a
year. I don’t think that should be a problem for continues supply of cleaner
and cheaper power instead of a heavy utility bill.
6. Broken tiles on your roof, remove; replace tiles, and reinstallation…Costs Money!
This should be fully
covered by the installing company under their workmanship warranty. If they do
not cover for work damages, you probably did not choose the right professionals.
With all that said, one
does need to be aware of the bad apples within the industry that do exist. Don’t
fall for a websites that sell contact information for
high bid and get you spam schemes. Always read the website privacy policies,
terms, and conditions no matter how hard it may seem. Solar spam scams are our
There are so many
misconceptions about solar today, but that’s just part of the game, when you
disrupt a centuries-old industry there is going to be a push back.
The most important thing is
that solar is an amazing investment. You should know
for fact it will beat the stock market in the coming years.
Biggest reason many home owners for switching there home to solar power systems is saving money on their electricity bills. However, there are considerations to make that will help you avoid being a scammed.
What is your current electricity
bill – If your electricity bill is already
under $100 per month, the chances are will not save much monthly bills to justify
the switch to solar.
Angles of your roof – your
roof-top for efficient performance of solar panels they must be facing the Sun
Your Roof Inspection – Your
roof should be in good condition, both structurally and roofing material wise.
The life span of a roof top solar system is around 25 years, hence the better roof
life expectancy is essential, although many panel systems are built with easily
removable rack systems but still avoid the avoidable.
Consider the climate – For
example in the Southwestern United States, the regular home could use a smaller
panel layout than a home in the cooler or cloudier Northeastern United States.
Therefore properly sized system for your particular climate is a must.
Free Installation – It
is actually possible for you to get a solar power system for absolutely zero
out of pocket costs and also lowered monthly utility bills for 25 years. Make
sure you exactly understand what, you are getting into. A good solar contractor
will bring all costs to you in writing.
Rebates and tax credits – Local,
State and Federal tax credits along with utility energy rebates are extensively
variable locality wise. These rebates are often combined with promotions like zero
out of pocket costs and monthly savings for long term. A good solar contractor
will bring all costs to you in writing along with all of the options available
in your area.
Purchase Solar or Lease – Bottom
line is to save money, there are plenty of innovative ways to switching to
solar power for savings. So understand your options and different types of
solar agreements available in the area that works best for your needs.
Choose Your Solar Wisely –
Make sure your contractor is licensed and can take care of all permitting and
tie-in with the grid; this should include any opt-out information in case a
system doesn’t perform as promised.
Perfect Solar Home
is not a scam; our consultants are experts and will determine how solar would
best work for you. Contact us now and get started today with a no cost nor obligation
and completely transparent solar qualification.
I hope to have addressed and helped you become vigilant
about how things get misinterpreted than misunderstood to another level,
creating a bad air around anything.With the hope that you make better choices here onwards and live a very
happy and green life.. Let me Know if I have qualified to be called the myth