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Debunking Solar Power Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction with a Smile!

So, it's been a quiet morning here at SolarGo2 today so Kevin and I thought we would have a little fun with some of the myths around solar home installs.

Solar power has been around for a while now, but some people still cling to misconceptions about this clean energy source. Let's face it, some of these myths are just downright silly! In this blog post, we'll take a light-hearted look at some of the common myths of solar power and debunk them with a little bit of humour.

Myth #1: Solar panels don't work on cloudy days.

Okay, this one has some truth to it, but it's not entirely accurate. While solar panels generate less energy on cloudy days, they still produce some electricity. It's like how you might feel less productive on a rainy day, but you can still get stuff done.

Myth #2: Solar panels are too expensive.

Sure, solar panels can be a big investment upfront, but so is a Kardashian-sized engagement ring. At least with solar panels, you'll see some long-term savings on your energy bills. Plus, they should pay for themselves over 7 or so years, and there may be some financial incentives to help offset the cost but these may be hard to come by. Just don't expect the government to cover the cost of your next tropical holiday.

Myth #3: Solar panels require a lot of maintenance.

False! Solar panels are basically like lazy houseplants - they just need a little bit of water (rain) and some sunlight to thrive. They're built to withstand all sorts of weather conditions, so you won't have to climb up on your roof to check on them all the time. You can spend that time doing something more exciting, like binge-watching your favourite show.

Myth #4: Solar power is not reliable.

Please, we're not talking about your flaky ex-partners here. Solar power is a reliable energy source that can generate electricity if there is sunlight. If you're worried about running out of juice at night or on cloudy days, you can always install a battery storage system. It's like having your own personal energy reserve - but way cooler than stockpiling batteries like a doomsday prepper.

Myth #5: Solar panels are ugly.

Okay, we get it. Solar panels may not be the most glamorous thing to add to your home, but they're not exactly a fashion faux pas either. Many modern solar panels are designed to blend in with your roof or exterior. Think of them like a functional accessory - they'll make your home look like it's doing something important, like saving the planet! Don't forget they could also boost the value of your home faster than you can say 'sun-powered snazziness'!

In conclusion, these myths about solar power are as outdated as a flip phone (sorry Samsung). If you're still on the fence about going solar, we hope this blog post has shed some light on the subject - with a little bit of humour thrown in for good measure!

On a serious note, if you are interested in installing solar with or without a battery system on your home or business, please get in touch.


Sean and Kevin, your sunny solar team