Solar energy is unreliable. I'll wait until technology gets better.
Solar energy is incredibly reliable and solar panels typically come with a production guarantee and a manufacturer’s warranty of 25 years. There is no need to wait to receive 15% savings on your electricity bill.
Solar power won't work for me. It is too cloudy where I live.
While direct sunlight is best, panels perform extremely well in cloudy climates too! Think of Germany, which gets 50% of their electricity from solar – despite having the same amount of sunshine as Alaska. Brrr! Read more
Most solar energy systems have no moving parts and generally require little-to-no maintenance during their lifetimes, which is typically 30 years or more. Besides an occasional cleaning, the solar panels pretty much take care of themselves.
Solar energy isn't for me I am not environmentalist or into techy things.
As long as you like saving money, solar energy is for you. Depending on where you are, you can save 15% or more a month. The cost of solar panels has dropped by 80% since 2008, and it is expected to keep falling. Solar is for everyone! Read more
The sun provides more energy to the earth’s surface in one-and-a-half hours than the the world consumes in a year. Source
Climate change is caused by human use of fossil fuels and their greenhouse gas emissions. Solar energy solves this issue by offering an energy option that uses much less life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fossil fuel energy sources. Source
Compared with electricity from coal, solar PV over its lifetime uses less water, occupies or transforms less land and presents approximately lower toxicity to humans Source
The notion that solar is only used by the very wealthy is a misconception. Most rooftop solar panels land in neighborhoods with a median household income of $45,000 - $150,000 a year. Source
One out of every 50 new jobs added in the United States in 2016 was created by the solar industry, representing 2% percent of all new jobs. Source