Your solar system will still produce energy on overcast days. Solar systems are dependent on availability of light, so they will generate energy, just not as much as a bright, sunny day.
2.) Solar panels work better in the heat
Solar panels require light - not heat - to produce energy. California’s Central Valley creates ideal conditions for high-performing solar systems due to the abundance of sunny days through the calendar year.
3.) Solar is too expensive
Commercial projects are able to recapture up to 65% of the total project cost within the first 6 years through tax credits and depreciable amounts. Typical commercial and agricultural installations have a 3-5 year payback.
4.) Solar systems require too much maintenance
Solar systems are very low-maintenance. Just wash them with water and a squeegee when needed and you’re good to go. Mobile system monitoring and alerts are also available to check on your system’s energy production in real-time.
5.) Do I get credited back at the same rate which I pay my utility company?
Yes, utility companies are required to credit you at retail energy prices for energy generation up to 100% of your annual needs.