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Solar Panel Myths – Fact or Fiction?

Solar panels are a great way to save money on your electricity bills and still enjoy all the benefits of having 24-hour power without worrying about the cost. However, when it comes to solar panels, there are many myths floating around which has made it increasingly more difficult to separate fact from fiction.

Here are some myths about solar panelsĀ alongside the real truths.

Solar panels do not work in overcast conditions

Solar panels work on UV light that the sun emits and not sunshine per se, so even in the cloudiest conditions, solar panels can work. Even in the UK where rain falls on a regular basis, solar panels will still work efficiently and effectively.

Solar panels are high maintenance

Many people believe that an extensive amount of time and money needs to be spent on maintaining solar panels, however this is not actually true. Solar panels are low maintenance and therefore hardly require any cleaning or looking after to function effectively. Typically, they come with a warranty of 25 years, which is sufficient to handle any problems if and when they arise.

Solar panels mar the beauty of a home with their bulk and size

In the early days, it can be said that solar panels were large and bulky, however this is not the case anymore. Today, it is possible to blend the panels seamlessly with slate, asphalt and metal roofing, so that they are hardly visible to onlookers.

Solar systems are not reliable and do not perform consistently

This is again a long way from the truth. In fact, it can be argued that solar systems are more reliable than the electricity that comes from the local power company. The panels have no moving parts or grids and, as a result, there is no worry about power outages. Today, solar power is used to power many important systems, such as crossings at railroads and navigational buoys.

So, if you have been contemplating installing a solar system in your home, now is the perfect time to call us here at Aquaworks Plumbing & Heating to experience the benefits that the introduction of solar panels can bring.

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