Solar energy is renewable, clean energy, and can allow you to reduce your carbon footprint while gaining energy independence. Some homeowners may be reluctant to make the leap to solar power installation, though, out of fears of solar panel failure. No one wants to rely on residential solar, only to be left in the dark because the system failed. So, are solar panels reliable? According to recent research, the answer is a resounding yes.
A recent NREL study found that, of 54,500 panels placed between 2000 and 2015, only 5 in 10,000 failed per year. That’s a failure rate of only about .05, which indicates excellent reliability. The fact that the information in this study is now seven years old is even better news, because solar panels have only increased in reliability since then. What’s more, solar panel manufacturers offer power output warranties of 25 to 30 years, meaning that even in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your system, the problem will be covered by the warranty.
Of course, another question people are asking when they question the reliability of solar panels is whether or not they’ll have power if the electricity goes out in their area. The answer to this depends on whether the homeowner invests in solar batteries. Solar trends to this point have indicated that most homeowners have opted not to install batteries, deciding instead to choose net metering. This is a beneficial option because it allows you to power your home even at night and in the darkest parts of the year, and in some cases allows you to sell back power you don’t use. It does not, however, protect you when there’s an outage. Installing batteries will allow you to keep the power on regardless of the status of the electricity around you.
Solar energy itself is extremely reliable. Since solar panels and batteries have become more cost-effective and accessible in recent years, it’s gotten easier for homeowners to harness the power of the sun. Solar panels help save money on electricity, and having a solar power system means you have control over your supply of electricity and how you use it. What’s more, solar power is a renewable energy source that helps reduce your carbon footprint and cut down on your use of fossil fuels.
If you’re looking for a reliable solar energy installer with a stellar reputation and quick turnaround, contact Sunlogix Energy. A leading full-service solar solution at the forefront of creating a sustainable planet, powered by the sun, we’ve been voted the Best Solar Company in the Desert by the Coachella community 2 years running. We offer residential and commercial solar, always striving to provide full customer satisfaction by offering premium products and professional installation at an exceptional value. Focused on using renewable energy to create a cleaner earth, we customize solar solutions for our clients, as well as educating them on the long-term and immediate benefits provided by solar power. Call 888-844-3808 for more information or visit our website to request a free estimate today!