Solar needs subsidies to survive.
Solar energy is diffuse and requires too much land.
Rooftop solar will raise prices on low-income families.
Retired solar panels will overrun our landfills.
Solar has a list of genuine challenges but there is an even longer list of myths and misunderstandings floating around.
Now you can drink your morning coffee and do solar myth-busting all at the same time.
Bill and the Freeing Energy team have authored a series of heavily researched, data-first articles addressing many of the most widespread myths. To make it easy and digestible, we’ve organized it into a four-week email series that you can sign up for below. We’ll give you both sides of the argument so you can decide whether each concern is a solar reality or just a myth.
(we’ll never share your info and you can stop the series at any time).
As a sneak peek, here are some of the questions you’ll be seeing in your inbox every few days.
- Coal and natural gas are a lot cheaper than solar
- Rooftop solar shifts grid costs onto low-income households
- Solar uses too much land
- Solar’s land use will crowd out farmland
- Fossil fuel power plants use much less land than solar
- Retired solar panels will overflow future landfills
- Manufacturing enough solar panels will create a supply chain and environmental nightmare
- Solar only survives because of subsidies
- Solar panels are full of toxic materials like cadmium and lead
- The intermittency of solar raises the cost of the grid