- Myth #1 – Solar is too expensive, and only the rich can afford it
- Myth #2 – Solar is affordable, but I don’t have the budget right now
Today, we’ll look at another common misconception – the belief that solar photovoltaic (PV) technology isn’t powerful enough.
Conceptual Proof of Solar’s Awesome Power
We don’t know where this myth originated. But it’s absurd. With the exception of nuclear and tidal power, nearly all of the energy on Earth is simply “stored” solar energy. Even oil, gas, and coal are really sunshine that was once captured by plants before being compressed into their current form.
But you don’t have to wait millions of years to appreciate how powerful solar energy truly is.
According to National Geographic:
Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.
We’re talking about free, clean energy that blasts our planet every minute, of every hour, of every day. And we only capture a tiny fraction of this incredible potential.
Now for some real proof.
Actual Proof of Solar’s Awesome Power
The real proof is in the numbers.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of homeowners around the world go solar. In just the US alone, more than 140,000 solar installations went online in 2013 (up from 83,000 the year prior).
And this trend isn’t limited to the residential market.
Google, Apple, and Walmart represent just a few of the many companies that have gone solar over the past few years. Even oil companies and gas stations have begun investing in PV technology – despite the fact that their very business models depend on fossil fuel.
What do all of these homeowners and businesses know that you don’t?
They know that solar works.
It is affordable. It is powerful. And it delivers better ROIs than you’ll find on Wall Street. And the best part is, all of these benefits are immediate. You begin reducing your monthly electricity bills and carbon footprint the very moment that your solar installation goes online.
Ready to See How Powerful San Diego Solar Energy Truly Is?
If you’re curious about what solar can do for you and your financial goals, contact us today for a free consultation.
We’ll send our expert inspection team to do a careful analysis of your property and its energy generation potential. Thereafter, you can decide for yourself whether going solar makes sense or not.
And be sure to tune in tomorrow when we look at Solar Myth #4.