Myths abound about the validity of adding Lobel Solar Panels to your your home. There’s nothing to worry about, solar is a great, sustainable way, to generate free electricity for your home.
But for those of you who are still undecided, here are some of the myths about Solar Power and their explanations.
1. Solar Panels are too expensive
The cost of Solar Panels can vary between 1 lac to 2.5 lac depending on how many panels you need, the quality of the panels and how you use the energy they provide. This may sound like quite an investment, but from the moment your Solar Panels are connected, they’ll be generating free electricity, to power all the appliances in your home. If you have a Solar iBoost installed at the same time, it will even help to heat your water.
2. Solar Panels won’t fit on my roof
Each Solar Panel is approximately 1m x 1.5m and they can be arranged in a variety of ways on your roof. Obviously the more power you want to generate, the larger the number of panels you’ll need. We can fit panels on almost every type of roof as long as it is in a good condition and doesn’t have too much shading throughout the day. Our expert consultants will advise you on the optimum number of panels for your roof.
3. My roof get’s shading on one edge as the sun moves over the house
Shading on a roof will affect the power Solar Panels can generate, but this can be mitigated depending on the inverters you have when the panels are installed. An inverter is the technology which takes the power from the panels and makes it safe for use in your home.
There are two types – String and Micro. String inverters, as the name suggests link all the panels together in a string, so if one panel is shaded, or damaged, that affects the overall power generated. Micro inverters on the other hand are connected to each individual Solar Panel, so if you have shading on one panel all the others are unaffected.
4. It’s not sunny enough for Solar Panels where I live
It doesn’t need to be sunny for Solar Panels to generate electricity. Solar PV is triggered by daylight rather than heat and will still generate free electricity even in cloudy weather.
5. Installing Solar Panels will lower the value of my house
Rather than lowering the value of your home, Lobel Solar Panels are actually more likely to increase it’s value. When you think about it, a home which comes with free electricity has to be a huge benefit. More and more new homes are being built with Solar Panels already installed, so the time when they’ll be a standard feature in homes across the UK is fast approaching. In fact, having Solar Panels has been shown to add value to your home, see myth six below.
6. I’ll have problems selling my house if I have Lobel Solar Panels installed
There shouldn’t be any problems with selling your home if you have Solar Panels installed, most mortgage lenders are now used to them and are happy to handle the sale. But it’s always best to check with your lender just to be sure. There’s no additional work to do, the Solar Panels just transfer to the new owner and if you are still within the seven years of the Feed-in Tariff that passes to the new owner too.
Some people actually add the value of the Feed-in Tariff to the sale price of their home as an additional benefit. Again best to get advice from your lender or estate agent.
7. There’s no need to bother with Solar Panels, we have enough fossil fuels
Not sure this is really something anyone believes anymore. We’re already dug up and burnt far too much fossil fuel and to replenish will take literally millions of years. The sooner we rely on Solar power and other renewable energy the better we’ll all be.
8. Solar power isn’t as efficient as traditional power
The electricity your Solar Panels generate is a direct swap for the power traditionally supplied by the electricity grid, there’s no difference at all.
9. The Solar Panel industry full of cowboy installers
Unfortunately this was true in the early days of solar. When the Feed-in tariff was first introduced anyone with a set of ladders could install Solar Panels and then disappear the next day, many did. The industry has now cleaned up it’s act, with industry bodies such as HIES, RECC and the British Photovoltaic Association ensuring that strict rules around installation and customer service are followed. We’re are, of course, members of all of these bodies.
10. There is a catch in the Feed-in Tariff
The Feed-in Tariff and the Export Tariff (the payment you get back from the electricity generators for taking your spare power) are all paid directly to you. You solar installer doesn’t take a cut or get involved in these payments at all.
11. The Solar Feed-in Tariff is too low to make installing them worthwhile
While the Feed-in Tariff has fallen since the scheme opened to the current rate of Rs 11 per kWh for solar panels up to 4kW. That means that on top of free electricity for your home you’ll be paid by for the pleasure of generating it.
Typically the payback for solar panels is around five years, as the Solar Feed-n Tariff last for 7 years, that’s two years where you get all the money from the Feed-in Tariff and then the rest of your life with free electricity.
To find out how you can benefit from Solar Panels, arrange a free consultation today. Just fill in our little form or call 0999-8931-555.