Why Go Solar? Advantages and Disadvantages of Going Solar…

Between housing, food, bills, and other expenses, the average American spends more than $160 a day. As consumers, we shop at the grocery store, order something from Amazon, fill our cars with gas, buy our favorite coffee, go to the mall, pay the plumber to fix our sink, or spend our money on countless other decisions every day.

With hundreds of purchasing decisions to make, we all develop our own personalized system of justification and ask rhetorical questions like: Why go solar? Is it necessary? Does it fit into my budget? Would it provide meaningful experiences? Will it save me money down the road? Do I really want it?  

At Solar Peak, we know purchasing a custom solar system can be rather intimidating and difficult to navigate. It can have a large price tag, there are so many different financing options, and it can take several years to generate a return on the investment. Instead of listing all the benefits to try and convince you to go solar, we have created a comprehensive list of the top five solar advantages and disadvantages to let you decide if solar is right for you! 

Top 5 Disadvantages of Solar:

  • High Price
  • Another Loan
  • Betting on the Sun
  • No Immediate Power at Night
  • Expensive Batteries

It might seem counterintuitive to start listing the disadvantages of going solar, but we like to be transparent with our customers. It’s important to validate and acknowledge the problems you may see with going solar. We understand these struggles can seem overwhelming, so let’s dive deeper into each of these disadvantages:

Top 5 Advantages of Solar:

  • Minimize Your Power Bill 
  • Control the Cost of Your Electricity 
  • Increase the Value of Your Home 
  • Reduce Your Carbon Emissions 
  • Add a Potential Source of Income