Solar Energy Becoming Outdated, So I Should Wait to Install Solar
Do you believe that solar energy is becoming outdated? You are right in some ways. A lot of effort is going into research to improve the efficiency, and theoretical predictions say that we can improve the performance of crystalline solar panels somewhat more. And of course, every other day there is some laboratory or the other reporting a slight improvement in performance. There is also a lot of research going on into alternates materials for solar cells. There is also a very large amount of research going into forms of alternate energy other than solar. The wheel of scientific and industrial improvement has been turning ever since man came to earth, and will continue to turn as long as man is present here.
But beyond that, if you are going to wait for the availability of the ultimate solar panel in the market, or an ultimate alternate to solar energy, I beg to differ with you. Solar energy is not for you. That is because the ultimate will never come in this world. There will always be improvements. What is current today will be improved upon (outdated) tomorrow. So which model will you buy?
What most customers do not know is that before a product (any product including solar energy systems) hits the market, version two or three is already on the design board. And take a practical example. Suppose you need to buy a car. Model 2015 of your favorite car is present in the market. But we know that in two months from now the next model will be shipped. So will you wait for the arrival of the next model? And suppose you did wait for one year again to get the newer model. Would you not have the sure information that the next model will arrive in two weeks? Keep waiting for improvements and you will never buy. You need the car today? If you have the money, buy it today. You will use it and derive benefit from it. Similarly, if you have the money, buy your solar power system today. When much better systems come, experts will be able to guide you when to replace, and with what model. The wheel of improvement keep turning. .