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The Most Common Solar Myths Explained

With solar rising in popularity, there’s bound to be some bad information out there. While many people understand the underlying benefits of solar, there are still some common myths out there. Some of these might even be stopping you from making the switch.

What are the most common solar myths and why should you ignore them? Let’s find out…

Solar Myth: It’s Expensive to Get Solar Panels

This is one of the most common solar myths of all. Luckily, it’s being largely debunked by the simple facts that are available. Whether you purchase a system outright or rely on easily accessible SMART solar financing, the cost has never been lower.

Solar costs have decreased thanks to economies of scale and advances in manufacturing technologies. There are also significant solar tax credits and incentives backed by New York State and the Federal Government.

If you’re interested in solar but thought it would cost too much, you can get SMART solar financing with no money down and an interest-free period based on expected tax credits. The team at Long Island Power Solutions is ready to start with your consultation to explain how it all works.

If you’re interested in Long Island Solar, please call us. We will walk you through the whole process of how to become energy independent!

Solar Myth: Solar Doesn’t Generate Enough Energy

This is another one that is just outright incorrect. Solar won’t provide enough energy to power your home 24/7. However, it will provide enough to significantly reduce the amount of energy that you purchase from the grid.

  • During the day, your solar panels will generate electricity. Often, this will exceed your consumption. The surplus will be exported to the grid, spinning your meter in reverse.
  • In the evenings, your panels will shut down, but the power generated during the day will help to offset your usage.
  • Your utility bill will significantly decrease once you install solar. You can get a complete cost/benefit analysis after your initial free home solar estimate.

Solar makes a huge difference for most families. Savings in many cases are counted in the tens of thousands over the lifetime of solar panels, which is typically around 25 to 30 years.

Solar Myth: The Government Will Pay for Your Solar Panels

This is one of the most common solar myths that leans towards the positive side, but it isn’t 100% true.

You can get significant solar tax credits and incentives, but your panels won’t be free. The Federal tax credit is one of the most valuable, allowing you to claim a credit of up to 30% based on the total cost of your solar system.

You can pay for your system with SMART solar financing. Our SMART solar financing model is split into two periods. The first is interest-free and based on expected tax credits. The second is a more traditional loan with a competitive interest rate.

Solar isn’t free but it is incredibly affordable thanks to government-supported programs. Solar is within reach of the average homeowner. And, because you will save money over time, it can truly be considered an investment.

Your Free Home Solar Estimate Will Dispel All of the Myths

You can get a free home solar estimate and begin your energy savings evaluation to learn more about solar for your home. We’ll cover the benefits of solar and outline the engineering plan for your home. Solar gives you energy independence, with long-term savings that will more than cover the cost of installation. Now you’ve got three of the most common solar myths out of the way, it’s time to start your solar journey with Long Island Power Solutions.

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