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debunking 5 common solar myths about solar power in massachusetts

Debunking 5 Common Solar Myths About Solar Power in Massachusetts

August 31, 2021

With residential solar growing more popular year after year, we thought this might be a good time to explore some of the most commonly held myths about solar power. So, in today’s article, we’ll be debunking 5 common myths that you may have heard about residential solar systems.

1. MYTH: Solar Panels Only Work During The Summer

FACT: While your panels won’t produce as much solar power in the winter due to the naturally shorter daytime hours, home solar systems certainly still work productively during the 2nd half of the year. There’s still plenty of sunlight to go around, even as we start heading into the latter part of the year.

And, outside of extreme cases, residential solar panel operations are relatively unaffected by the temperature. In fact, solar panels have been proven to actually function better in colder temperatures vs. hot temperatures, making Massachusetts a great place to own a home solar system.  

2. MYTH: Solar Panels Are Too Expensive

FACT: With careful budgeting and consultation, installing solar actually represents a fantastic investment opportunity for you, your home, and your loved ones. With many financing, payment plans, and 25-year warranty options available, solar panels are potentially more accessible than ever before. 

Installing residential solar systems within your home’s energy ecosystem also allows you to participate in various financial benefits, including the Solar Investment Tax Credit, Net Metering, and the Massachusetts SMART Program.

3. MYTH: Installing Solar Panels Is A Complicated, Long Process

FACT: Your first thought when it comes to installing solar panels is that it could be a long, complicated process that involves turning your home into a construction site. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

In actuality, solar installation companies and the trained professionals and technicians are quite good at what they do. Here at BlueSel Home Solar, we’ll work with you from consultation to installation to set up an installation plan that works best for your schedule. We get the job done as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality or workmanship. 

4. MYTH: Solar Panels Are Hard To Maintain

FACT: Solar panels are built to be self-sufficient most of the time. While yearly inspections and routine cleanings are recommended, modern solar panels are durable and able to withstand most of what mother nature can throw at them (outside of excessively extreme weather conditions, of course). 

There’s also the fact that most solar system installation companies offer their own maintenance services and warranties to help you keep your panels running in tip-top shape. In fact, SunPower by BlueSel Home Solar currently carries a best-in-class 25-year warranty on residential solar system installations, including a 10-year workmanship warranty. 

This means that if any problems should arise, our team of trained technicians can provide simple, quick solutions, keeping your solar panels operating smoothly for years to come.

5. MYTH: Solar Panels Are An Eyesore

FACT: While beauty is certainly in the sight of the beholder and highly subjective, solar panels have come a long way when it comes to their overall look and aesthetic. Many solar manufacturers are hard-at-work designing the future look and curb appeal of their residential solar panels, encouraging the idea of visually appealing panels placed onto a modern home design. 

Take the SunPower A-Series solar panels, for example. These panels feature a sleek, black look that brings a premium, powerful feel to every home they are placed upon, potentially increasing overall home aesthetics and curb appeal.