The debate on whether to buy solar panels or not has been going on for a while now. There are certainly benefits and drawbacks to solar panels. It is important to consider the pros and cons and then make the decision that is right for your specific circumstance. Solar panels are certainly a great option to fight climate change. However, they don’t make sense for many people still.
You will want to consult with your local energy company ahead of time to figure out if it is right for you. In this video, you will learn why this is the case.
One of the reasons why solar panels are not being used nearly as much as you would imagine is because they don’t work on every house. The roof has to be in the right condition and the right type of roof. There also has to be enough surface area. Tiny houses may not have enough room for solar panels. Another con is that they look ugly on some homes. Solar panels tend to stick up off the roof just slightly. However, this is enough to make them noticeable. In recent years, solar shingles have been developed to solve this. However, they are not mainstream quite yet due to cost inefficiencies. Solar panels also have high upfront costs.