Myths About Solar Power–Part 2

In this continuation of our post on October 6, 2011, we dispel more myths about solar power.

Myth #3: Going solar means going without modern conveniences.

Contrary to what some folks think, you won’t have to give up your modern conveniences if you decide to install solar panels on your home. Your home will remain connected to the electrical grid and your solar panels will simply offset the amount of electricity you need from the grid. You will have all the power you need night and day, you won’t need batteries, and you will be able to enjoy all of your current conveniences without paying high electric bills.

Myth #4: Solar power is not ready for mass consumption.

Not true. Decades of technological progress and billions of dollars of research have given us solar energy technology that is proven and reliable. Moreover, government and utility-backed programs are available today to make solar adoption very affordable for just about any homeowner or business. So don’t let this myth keep you from experiencing the benefits of solar power.

Myth #5: Making solar panels takes more energy than it could ever produce.

Solar photovoltaic panels actually pay back the energy used to produce them in one to four years, depending on the type of panel, according to a report by the National Renewable Energy Lab. Because solar panels last at least 30 years, PV systems will provide a minimum of 26 to 29 years of pollution-free electricity for your home.

If you are considering solar power panels for your home or business, the solar power specialists at Oak Electric Service are happy to answer your questions. We invite you to visit our website at www.oakelectric.com to learn more about us; or give us a call at (800) 964-7070.

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