Solar Myths Busted

Solar is too expensive

While the cost of a residential solar system can range from  $15,000 to $35,000, you don’t have to pay for it all at the time of installation. There are several solar financing options that allow you to pay over time, plus local, state, and federal tax incentives and rebates to offset the costs. And solar panels require little ongoing maintenance—they are durable and reliable. If you live in a dusty environment, you may want to clean them once a year to maximize power output, but that’s about it. As demand for solar energy continues to grow, SETO is working to ensure the costs keep declining.  

Solar panels will cause damage to your roof

Solar panels actually benefit the portion of the roof they cover by protecting and preserving it. In the unlikely event that the roof the panels are sitting on is damaged and needs to be repaired, the panel can be easily removed since they aren’t directly attached to the roof; they are just mounted on top of it. Usually, if there are any gaps between the rooftop and the panels, sealant is used to fill in the gaps. In addition, the mounts are protected using a metal “flashing” or coverings for an extra barrier for protection. Always remember to make sure your roof is damage-free before mounting a new roof top.

Reselling your home will be harder with solar panels.

Actually, solar panels would enhance the property value of your home. Many studies have found that homes with solar panels actually sell faster than homes without solar panels. Although the cost of solar panels ranges from £5,000 - 8,000, you end up saving on a long term basis as they enhance your home’s value by as much as £14,000 on average, but this is completely dependent on how much it will be worth.
Additionally, schemes like the former Feed-in Tariff (FiT) allow home owners to enjoy increased savings. If you have registered for and were accepted by the Feed-in Tariff scheme before 31st March 2019, your home would also be appealing to buyers as they would continue to reap the benefits from the grant for many more years.

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