Although much depends on the size of your home, it’s good to be aware that you will not be able to power your entire home with just one or two solar panels. To do this requires a much larger system and the space to keep it. And, while the progression of technology means that solar paneling is becoming less expensive, you will still need to spend a substantial amount to install as well as maintain them.
As is the case with most materials exposed to the elements, solar paneling will start to deteriorate with time. Even the suns ultraviolet radiation will eventually cause damage.
In order for solar power to be a reliable source of energy, it needs a constant supply of sunlight. There are many factors, beyond our control, which affect this such as clouds and bad weather, the degree of latitude and nighttime.
Solar paneling is often installed on the roof of a building. One of the drawbacks to this is that repairing the roof they are fitted to can become difficult.
Solar paneling as well as the batteries they need are made using know pollutants which could harm the environment.
Being aware of the downsides to solar paneling as well as the advantages will help you make an informed decision on whether solar power is right for your home.