It must be the season for busting myths, the winter solstice or something. After our broad attempt last week on renewable myths, and Mike Barnard’s excellent and forensic demolition of the spin perpetuated by the small but vocal anti-wind brigade, PV magazine has published an excellent infographic on solar myths.
The original version can be found at PV magazine. The beauty of this graphic is that it succinctly captures the five common misconceptions about solar – that it is expensive, adds long term to energy costs, doesn’t add a net benefit in energy production, doesn’t work at all with cloud, and is not competitive with fossil fuels.
These, of course, are not true, as the new study by Green Energy Trading highlights, and as we wrote last week, and even Energy Minister Martin Ferguson acknowledged on Monday.
So, here it is.