Solar panels naturally have many advantages, but there are also a number of disadvantages. Solar energy is and remains popular in any case. Are you still thinking about opting for solar energy? Then it is useful to know both the advantages and the disadvantages. That way you always make a good choice. We are happy to help you on your way.
Advantages solar panels
The advantages of solar panels are the reason that more and more people use solar energy. There is not only a nice financial advantage, but also an environmentally friendly choice. These are some of the advantages in a row.
Invest that money somewhere else than electricity!
The biggest advantage is of course that you save a lot of money. The sun provides free energy and that means that the costs of the energy bill are lower. The investment often has a payback period of 10 years. Since solar panels last about 25 years, you will receive another 15 years of free energy. Doing quick math, buying solar panels is well worth the investment.
Unlike traditional electricity generation, solar panels generate energy purely from the sun. Traditional electricity comes from resources like coal, which produces greenhouse gases (GHG).
Disadvantages solar panels
Of course, there are also disadvantages to solar panels.
Days that feel like you rather bask in the sun
This kind of speaks for itself, but there are days when the sun made space for the clouds. When the sun is not there all the time, the solar panels will generate less electricity, which means less yield and a loss of return. However, there is a way to insure this through our PV Performance Output insurance.
We won’t lie, Solar panels are expensive
But there is an upside to all of this, there is a payback period! So see it as an investment for the long-run. Moreover, make sure you hire an expert to place the panels. Good work is not cheap, but cheap work is not good.