In this article, we outline some of the biggest lies about solar power that are currently popular with many people:
1. Solar panels cause more expensive electricity bills
This is one of the most common solar lies that do the rounds: people claiming to have installed solar power systems but have exceptionally high bills. The bottom line is that modern solar panels are highly effective and there shouldn’t be any case where your electricity bills are unnecessarily high. The only reasonable cause for this would be if your solar system is broken or you suddenly installed a pool (or a few dozen air-conditioners).
2. There are too many cons around the cost of solar energy
Essentially, this is a trinity of complaints that are usually found together in the form of grumbles about the cost of solar power system installations. Then there’s the unbelievably common thought that they are no good on cloudy days and that energy storage is too expensive.
3. Manufacturing a solar panel creates a bigger carbon footprint
This is where we venture into real naysayer territory, where supporters of fossil fuels clutch at straws to discredit the threat of renewable energy. Some think they are clever by saying that the carbon footprint of manufacturing, transport and installing solar panels actually makes them bad for the environment.
Sorry guys, but this is only true very early in the life of a solar panel, and isn’t necessarily the case as time goes on and technology advances. Over the course of its life, a single panel is highly carbon negative and 11 times more efficient than fossil fuels overall.