What Are the Drawbacks of Solar?

Like any energy source, solar isn’t perfect. For example, solar panels don’t create electricity at night, and are less efficient during the winter than sunny summer months. Unfortunately, government policies can also slow down solar growth. Luckily, there’s good news to go with these drawbacks: solar is still highly effective in cold, cloudy climates, batteries are becoming much better at storing energy through the night, and local and state governments are pushing solar even when national policies try to restrict it.

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