Solar Energy Myths

Purchasing solar for your home is a big decision. Often, homeowners will look to the internet for guidance. While doing your research is great practice, some misinformation could deceive some solar panel shoppers.

Did you know that in 2021 about 21.8 million American homeowners had solar panels installed?[1] That’s an increase of 24.8% from the previous year, 2020, which saw 16.4 million installs.[2] With so many families going green, there is tons of great and… not so great… information out there that can influence your decision to go solar.

Let’s dissect some of the top solar myths!

Myth – I Can Only Generate Power When the Sun Shines

It is probably the most popular solar myth, and many people are not aware that they can still generate electricity for their homes even when the sun doesn’t shine. With so many advances in solar technology, homeowners can generate energy in rain or shine. While panels perform best in sunny climates, it is important to note that solar panels work by absorbing LIGHT, not heat.[1]

However, homeowners in most states can add a battery storage backup system to their solar purchase to store any excess power they may generate.2

Myth – Solar Panels Are Not Efficient

When homeowners are shopping for solar, they may see a lot of data pop up about how much adding solar panels to your home can offset your electricity bill. Some may hear panels have an efficiency rate under 100% and wonder why.

Many factors go into this – such as the shading on your property, slope of your roof and region of the country you live in. Truth is, “the sunlight that shines on the earth in just one and a half hours has more power than the world consumes in an entire year. With this huge energy supply, commercially available solar panels provide plenty of power to meet your home’s needs….”[2]

With this energy supply, many homeowners can offset part or all of their monthly electricity bill. For example, in the state of New Jersey, Momentum Solar customers see an average offset of 80-85% on their electricity bill.

Myth – Solar Is too Expensive

Another controversial topic you may come across online is the pricing for a system. While the cost of a system varies for every single customer based on their offset goals and system size, another great thing about going solar is a variety of financing options. Depending on where you live, your state or county will have different incentives available to you.2

Here at Momentum Solar, depending on the state you live in, we offer four different payment options

  1. Solar Purchase – Purchase your solar panels and see immediate monthly savings on your power bill.
  2. Solar Loans – Finance your purchase with an affordable monthly payment.
  3. Solar PPA – Go solar for no upfront cost and only pay for the power you produce.
  4. Solar Lease – Go solar for no upfront cost and only pay for the power you produce.

Fact – Going Solar with Momentum is Easy

Making the switch to green energy is easy when you work with our dedicated team of experts. With over a decade in the business, Momentum is one of the top-rated solar installers in the country. In just five easy steps, you can go green, access price-protected energy, offset your electricity bill and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Starting with a free consultation, our team will sit down with you to discuss if you qualify and, if you do, draw up a completely customized design for your home that best suits your needs. From there, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy stress-free permitting and paperwork. Next comes the big day – installation time!

Lastly, after our team receives “Permission to Operate,” from the local authorities, we can activate your system. Now it’s time to start generating your own power.

To find out if switching to solar is right for you, call 1-888-MOMENTUM or visit our website at