Updated: Sep 17, 2019
There is a lot of misconceptions among community nowadays. These misconceptions prevent people from saving money from solar energy. Although the demand for solar panels is growing and the installation price is dropping, urban legends still remain.
Here are some of the greatest myths about solar panels, debunked.
One of the most stubborn myths about solar energy is that it is too costly for most homeowners. In reality, solar is more affordable than ever. Nowadays, many people are aware that solar is a great home efficiency upgrade. They are eager to reduce their carbon footprint.
Not Enough Sun?
Solar energy system can work well in a wide variety of places, including foggy and overcast days. Singapore is one of the best place to install solar panels as it provides massive sun throughout the year.
Complicated & A Lot of Maintenance?
It is relatively straightforward as long as you are using a reliable installer. Solar panels can be cleaned with water to remove accumulated debris or dust on them. Solar panels are constructed against harsh weather. You have no worry it can be damaged easily.
Depreciate My House Value?
A recent study indicates that homeowners who purchase a solar energy system actually add to their property value. Homes with solar on the roof are likely to sell more quickly, too.
Could Solar Deteriorate / Damage My Roof?
By installing solar panels will not result in roof damages, as long as your solar installer is a licensed, qualified professional and your roof is in good condition. If you hear of roof damage occurring because of a solar installation, it is likely because the roof was initially in poor condition. If you are concerned about damage to your roof, you can question your installer about their installation process and ensures that they take some precautionary steps to prevent your roof from damage. They can inspect the roof and answer your questions in person. With some of the newer solar installation, Solar Era may use clamp as mounting systems for installation. There is not even one hole drilled onto the roof. This means that the roof warranty is completely in place. There are no worries at all about leaks from having solar panels installed. On the other hand, by installing solar panels on roof will prolong the lifespan of your roof. This is because mounting solar panels on your roof will block the elements from sections of your roof. The solar panels will stop the sun and heat from reaching your rooftop. This can slow heat damage and decrease the need for air conditioning.