Debunking Solar Myths

June 25, 2014

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1. Solar is too expensive.

We will not tell you a solar investment doesn’t have an up-front cost. However looking at the big picture, solar can and will lead to significant energy savings in the next 30 years. In many cases, solar can produce at least 20 years of free electricity after recovering these up-front costs.


2. Solar rebates and tax credits are gone.

Some states have reduced their incentives, but many state incentives are still available. Also, the 30% federal tax is still available and will be available until the end of 2019 and stepping down from there. SREC markets are very active in many states.


3. Solar panels do not work when it is cloudy.

Though the amount of electricity produced in a cloudy day will be less than a sunny day, UV rays pass through clouds and will therefore produce electricity. In many cloudy regions (Germany is a great example), solar is being installed at an astouding rate!


4. It will take 25 years to pay back the initial cost of the system.

Many large commercial solar systems will pay back in as little as 4 years. Residential installations will typically take longer to pay back, on average 8-10 years.


Click here for a free solar assessment or call 877-851-9269!

Andy Schell

Andy is the Marketing Manager at Paradise Energy Solutions, working from our corporate headquarters in Paradise, PA.

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