Despite the growth in this sector, many homeowners have yet to make the switch to solar energy. Solar energy accounts for 1.7% of US electricity. We will be looking at the reasons homeowners are not using solar energy in this article. Let’s get started.
Why Solar Is Not Being Used by Some Homeowners
Many homeowners have roofs and properties that can accommodate solar panel installation. Solar energy can bring homeowners many benefits:
1. Cost of Solar Panels Prohibitive
Most homeowners answer the question of why they don’t consider solar. They state that they are not able to afford solar. This is false. It is possible to install solar panels on your roof and property at no cost.
2. Solar Kills Jobs
Solar is a more human-intensive industry than the fossil fuel industry which heavily relies on machines. This shift creates more employment than coal, which currently employs more people. Installation crews, salespeople, and manufacturing are all possible solar energy jobs.
3. Solar PV Arrays Are Ugly
Common misconceptions surround solar panels appearing unsightly on a roof. This misconception can be overcome by installing high-quality solar panels. Solar panels of high quality have a more attractive design. Solar panels are now available in sleek designs.
4. HOA bans Solar Panel Installation
Many homeowners think their HOAs will stop them from installing solar panels. This is not true for all states. The Database of State Incentives (DSIRE) states that HOAs cannot restrict solar panel installation.
5. Solar Does Not Work
Solar panels are not believed to work by some homeowners. However, solar panels are more efficient than traditional power for homeowners who have used them. Solar panels have helped homeowners reduce their electricity bills, allowing them to pay back the initial investment
This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is one of the top solar panel companies in Florida! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!