Solar Myths Defeated

Posted by Admin on June 29, 2012

Even though solar panel technology has been around for a long time, a lot of people find themselves hesitant in adopting solar technology on their roofs due to many misconceptions regarding solar panel systems. One myth argues that photovoltaic panels require constant sunlight. However, in reality, panels mostly require UV radiation over direct sunlight. Even when the sky is cloudy, the panels will function with full potential. In fact, panels work even more efficiently when they’re cooler.

Another myth is that pv panels cannot handle winter temperatures and precipitation. However, panels are almost maintenance-free even in the winter. South-facing panels even help melt the snow and keep it off and still collect a lot of solar energy. They also protect the roof from weather damage. Another myth concerns the visual appeal of installing solar panels. While some may think that panels will dampen the esthetic appeal of their property, in actuality, solar panels can even come as solar shingles for a sleek, black roof. They also increase the value of the property and protect the roof from weather damage.

Some people think that solar panels require a lot of maintenance. However, since panels can survive extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, normal weather will not affect the efficiency of the panel. The panels are easy to clean, all you need to do is hose them off periodically.

Solar energy is efficient, free, does not damage the environment, and will lead to savings in the long run. While the initial investment may seem excessive, they pay for themselves in the long run and save the homeowner a substantial amount of money every year.

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Using More Solar Power May Reduce, Not Increase the Cost of Electricity

Posted by Admin on May 16, 2012

Opponents of the solar industry constantly attempt to portray the solar energy field as an expensive venture. However, recent studies predict the decrease in the cost of solar energy if the market grows in popularity. If you examine Germany, with their booming solar market, you can see how widely solar energy is used, making it obvious that with the popularity, the accessibility and affordability are increased. Due to this boom in their country’s solar use, solar PV decreased peak electricity prices by 40%.

There is enough solar electricity on a sunny day in Germany to fully compensate the increase in energy usage due to air conditioning. Instead of using conventional, nonrenewable sources of energy to power this increase in utility usage, the country turns to solar to fill the difference, diminishing the price peaks during hot summer days.

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INTRODUCING NET-METERING SERVICES FROM LOGITEST SOLAR INC.

Posted by Admin on March 13, 2012

Logitest Solar is introducing solar PV systems that can be connected to the grid and save money on electricity bill since the day of the connection.

Today house owners are interested in efficient houses that save money on electricity bills. We are able to provide solar systems that can be installed and connected within a month time frame and increase household savings with same rate as price for electricity is increasing.

Logitest Solar offers variety of solar panels that measure from 8 sq. ft. up to 18 sq. ft. per panel. That means that every house can participate and amount of savings depends from the roof space available.

Houses that can fit more than 25 solar panels can bring monthly hydro bill close to nothing. The cost of solar PV has decreased significantly over the past few years. Now is the right time to start saving money on electricity bills with solar.

Contact Logitest Solar for a quote and start saving today!

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