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Top 5 Cons of Home Solar Panels

In conclusion, the pros of solar energy solar energy outweigh the cons. The cost of solar panels is a high initial investment. But it is the only home improvement that will save you money. Your electricity bill is never going away, and it keeps rising every year. With the advancements in solar equipment, financing, and regulations solar has never been more accessible and safe. Plus you're creating a cleaner, greener earth. By going solar, you can reduce the cost of electricity while supporting a greener initiative. 

1. The cost of going solar

The initial cost of purchasing a solar energy system is relatively high. There are plenty of other low-cost ways to lower your electricity costs. (Read our guide on how you can troubleshoot high electricity bills) Solar energy for your home can be an investment that substantially reduces the amount of electricity you purchase from the utility companies. Installing solar panels on your roof can save you tens of thousands of dollars on your electricity bill. It also helps ensure that you protect yourself from the continually rising utility costs. However, there is an upfront cost associated with going solar. The upfront costs include paying for solar panels, inverter, batteries, wiring, and labor.

2. Cost of Having Solar - Solar Repair and Roof Repair

The amount of maintenance that your solar energy system requires is minimal. But, there could be instances where you will need solar repair or roof repair. With solar installed on your roof, repairing your roof will be more expensive. This is because it will cost money to remove the solar panels from your roof and reinstall them after repaired. By working with a company specializing in solar repair and roof repair, you can mitigate much of the cost that could arise when issues occur. Plus, you could have issues where you find that birds or other animals have nested underneath your panels. This can create issues for both your roof and your solar energy systems.

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3. Solar Panels Require a Lot of Space

The more electricity you want to offset, the more solar panels you will need. Solar panels require a lot of space on a home’s roof. Some roofs are not large enough to fit the number of solar panels necessary to offset your electricity consumption. One alternative is to install some of the solar panels in your backyard as a ground-mounted system. However, this is very expensive because it requires trenching. Which goes back to Con 1. If you don’t have the space for all the panels you wanted, you can install less solar panels. This will help ensure that you can stay on a lower-tiered electricity rate.

4. Solar Panels are Heavily Weather Dependent

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Solar Panels Need Sunshine to Generate Power

Weather can play a substantial impact on the performance of your solar energy system. Solar panels performance depends on the amount of sunlight. This is because they utilize the radiation from the sun to generate solar energy. Solar energy works by harness the sun’s radiation into usable energy that can power your household devices. Solar can be used in your home or exported to the grid when it isn’t needed. During cloudy days, your solar panels will still produce electricity but not to the degree that it would on a typical sunny day.

5. Solar Panel Disposal and Pollution

Solar panels are the cornerstone of sustainability and can help eliminate our dependence on carbon-based fuels. Among the compounds found in solar panels are cadmium and lead. Metals that need to be disposed of properly. In addition, toxic materials and hazardous products are used during the manufacturing process of solar parts. Which can indirectly affect the environment. But despite this, solar energy creates far less pollution than other alternative energy sources. 

Mitigate the Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Mitigate the disadvantages of solar energy by working with a solar company that provides end-to-end services. From solar design to solar removal and disposal. An experienced solar energy technician who does more than just solar installation can help ensure that the work properly. While considering the most significant disadvantages of solar energy. We take extraordinary steps to properly inspect your roof, design your solar panel layout, and solar removal. This will help you ensure that you have a great experience going solar and save money on future electricity bills. 

Are you interested in solar for your home? See if the Cons outweigh the Pros. Call Forme Solar Electric at (714) 694-2262 and get started today!