Solar Panel Guide – 9 Myths About Solar Panels

There are a lot of myths out there about solar panels. Our quick solar panel guide will help you to get to the truth.
Solar Panel Guide Myth 1
Government Grants have stopped
False – The Feed in Tariff payments are still guaranteed for 20 years. These payments mean you get paid for every unit of electricity you generate, plus you get paid for every unit you don’t use and send to the national grid.
Solar Panel Guide Myth 2
Solar panels only work in bright sunshine/summer
False. Only daylight is required. Solar panels generate electricity from daylight so they also work when it’s overcast, raining and during all months of the year. In fact, they work at their peak when cool! The average household electricity consumption is 3300KWh per year, a 4KWp Solar PV System will produce around 3400KWh per year
Solar Panel Guide Myth 3
Your solar panels have to face south
False. East or west facing panels are slightly less productive, but only by about 15-20%.
Solar Panel Guide Myth 4
It takes 20-30 years to get your money back from solar panel
False. Advances in technology and the Feed-in Tariffs have greatly reduced ‘pay back’ time. The average payback term is 5-7 years.
Solar Panel Guide Myth 5
Solar PV Costs the Earth
False. Advances in manufacturing technology have resulted in lower sales costs.
Solar Panel Guide Myth 6 
Solar panels lose efficiency quickly
False. Most panels are guaranteed for 25 years to work at 80% of their original efficiency minimum. Solar Modules will continue to work well over 50 years
Solar Panel Guide Myth 7 
I only have a low electricity bill, I have no need for sustainable technologies
False. Energy prices are on the increase and we have already experienced significant price increases over the last 5 years. A sustainable system protects you against rising energy costs as you produce your own energy.
Solar Panel Guide Myth 8
If I utilise a Solar Loan, I will not own the system
False. You will own the full system and you will receive all the government grants and energy savings direct to your bank. The solar loan is also unsecured, so you do not need to offer personal guarantees etc.
Solar Panel Guide Myth 9
I need planning permission
False. Only if you are living in a conservation area or area of natural beauty.
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