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Photo of a lightning strike.
Do solar panels increase the risk of a lightning strike?
There’s a lot of myths when it comes to lightning, such as lightning never striking the same place twice, or that using an umbrella in a storm puts you at greater risk of being hit by lightning. It’s understandable: lightning is a mysterious force of nature to many, and it’s also destructive, causing over $1 billion in property damage in the United States every year. When it comes to solar panels, there’s one persistent myth, which is that putting solar panels on your home can actually attract lightning to your home.
Do solar panels cause cancer?
Home solar panels are a new concept to many homeowners, so it’s understandable if there are some misconceptions out there. One of the myths you can find on the internet is that solar panels are associated with cancer. The supposed reason is that a solar array emits non-ionizing electromagnetic (EM) radiation, which some people falsly believe is carcinogenic. It’s not. Solar panels do not cause cancer. A properly functioning solar system doesn’t emit any more EM radiation that the electrical wires that are already in your home do.