Why are solar panels so expensive?

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Thinking of a green source of energy, that’s great. But while budgeting we come to know that solar panels are so expensive, much more expensive than we thought.

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In this article we’ll see the main reasons why are solar panels so expensive.

Reason #1

The main reason why solar panels cost so much is that they make so little electricity. On average, a square meter (about 10.7639 square feet) of space can generate around 200 watts, which means for the 1-kilowatt setup you’ll require around 5 square meters (about 53.8196 square feet) of the terrace and sunny area with that many solar panels.

We can secure it on the ground space if the facility is secured and managed.

Since we install it on the roof area or on the terrace that space could easily be wasted. If space is your major issue, better invest in monocrystalline solar panels, they generate more electricity in less space, but again, they cost more than polycrystalline solar panels.

As of now, solar panels are not that much expensive. The number of go-gree initiatives and healthy competition made solar panels affordable. In the coming days, it will be cheaper.

Reason #2

Solar panels are affordable to most of us but other accessories are not. Solar setup will require a charge controller, an inverter, one or more inverter batteries, solar stands, and DC and AC wires for all sorts of connections. In all of that, if you’re on an off-grid setup then much of the cost will come from solar inverter batteries alone.

Although these are a one-time cost and PV Panels will run for more than 25 years without any issues, it is a long-run investment that will lead to free energy for many years to come.

These are two major reasons why solar panels or PV panels are so expensive.

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  1. Scott Avatar

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    You are right Atul. But when we think of the long term, they aren’t that expensive, but an investment for the future.

    My home is backed by solar energy and rarely use grid energy. But now my power requirements have increased a lot, I’m thinking of increasing my solar capacity because I don’t want to pay monthly fees to my energy company.

    Solar solutions are an investment, look like a lot at once. But in the coming years, it will make savings for you.

    1. AtulHost Avatar

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      You are right Scott, thanks for sharing your experience.