MYTH 6: SOLAR IS STILL SO EXPENSIVE THAT IT WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO PAY FOR ITSELF (JUST LIKE HYBRID CARS).

Scott Brown

Perhaps one of the most unfortunate solar myths is that it’s only for rich people and/or environmentalists, when in reality many homeowners choose to go solar simply because it lowers or eliminates their power bill. Modern financing and payment options have all but eliminated the barrier to entry for solar upfront costs; so many households are now able to go solar for little to no money down. Solar is one of the very few household purchases that will actually pay for itself.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to commit to buying enough solar panels to provide all your electrical power needs – if you already have a source of electrical power from your local utility. You can buy a smaller solar system that is sized to meet your current budget now, and then add on to it later.