Common Misconceptions About Solar Energy

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Residential solar energy has been targeted by bad publicity as malicious parties attempt to earn from the industry’s boom. A new guide highlights that there are highly reputable companies being overshadowed by loud negative press.

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Industry research shows that 43% of all new electric capacity added to the grid in 2020 was a result of solar power. However, as detailed in the new Option One Solar guide, this rise has led to fears about scams.

One of the potential pitfalls customers face when switching to solar is navigating PPA and lease agreements. Option One Solar states that these can work effectively and provide an affordable route to energy independence. However, there are some disadvantages to be aware of.

These include long-term contracts where the homeowner is locked into paying a third party for their energy. The guide underscores that anyone with a solar setup at home should be energy-independent.

The Southern California energy company says that there are some scam artists to be wary of when considering solar panel installation. Homeowners should be mindful of social media ads that focus on special programs, funding opportunities, or inflated upfront costs.

It’s also important to avoid companies using aggressive sales tactics. Pushy salespeople can often force homeowners into uncomfortable positions where they feel unable to decline an offer.

Option One Solar prides itself on a quality reputation earned through 50 years of service in Apple Valley and beyond. The team explains that a reputable solar company will approach clients as a partner, empowering them through solar and helping them to obtain independence.

Finding the right company is important because the technicians will work for each client on a personal level. The guide explains that the focus should be on finding a bespoke system installation that meets homeowners’ requirements.

A spokesperson for the company states: “Don’t be afraid of solar. Despite any negative hype, it is not a scam. Be on the lookout for anyone just trying to sell you something, but know that as a whole, the industry is full of good people that want to help you succeed.”

Interested parties can learn more at:

Option One Solar
Option One Solar
13581 John Glenn Rd, Ste. A

Apple Valley
United States

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Anthony Bailey

Anthony  is an Israeli historian and a professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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