#1 - "It's too expensive to get Solar Panels."
NOT TRUE. Studies show that 94% of homeowners save about 20% off of their current utility rates. If you can afford your normal utility bill then you can afford to go solar and likely keep some money in your pocket at the same time.
#2 - "I will still pay my FULL utility bill and a solar bill."
NOT TRUE. By going solar a homeowner's utility bill should drop significantly depending on how much energy the panels produce. While there still may be a small bill from the utility company because of being connected to their grid, the total amount paid for energy should be less than without solar.
#3 - "I need to buy the entire solar system up front."
NOT TRUE. With the monthly lease or finance purchase option a homeowner does not need to come out of pocket with any money.
#4 - "I may not live in my home long enough to repay my investment and buyers wouldn't want solar which will make it hard to sell the house."
NOT TRUE. Whether you lease or purchase the moment you go solar savings can be seen and you start on the path to a great return on investment. With the $0-down options, you see immediate benefits with lower energy costs each month. Having solar installed can increase the value of your home should you sell. Homes with solar photovoltaic systems sell for a premium as compared to homes without solar.
#5 - "Solar panels will power my home even if the neighborhood loses power"
IT DEPENDS. If a solar system has a battery backup then you will still have power for a short while. If not, then since the system is still connected to the utility company's grid, if they lose power you will lose power. Thankfully, power outages are rare events overall and if they happen they are usually short in length. Battery backups are costly and not always needed. In fact, more is involved in maintenance. At this time, battery backups are not cost-effective and practical overall.
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