With the buzz surrounding solar technology depleting as a result of the Feed-in Tariff controversy, many of us who had previously been considering installing the sustainable energy generators may be rethinking our plans.
Currently, some 13 per cent of Brits believe that solar panels are too expensive, while 11 per cent are unsure that such measures yield any financial savings in energy bills.
However, the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) is claiming solar panels still offer a "big advantage".
Andrew Leech, director at the NHIC, explained: "It is a big outlay but eventually [people] will be saving money on their energy bills, so it is to be encouraged even though they are not going to be getting back as much as they originally thought they would be."
Research has also shown that there is a high level of satisfaction among those who have already installed solar, with nine in ten people claiming that they are happy with their installations, according to Consumer Focus.
Some 59 per cent of us Brits are also confident that green measures, such as solar panels, yield savings and 69 per cent believe that solar panels will cut energy bills.
However, to convince more of us of the merits of solar, Mr Leech believes that there has to be a "new marketing approach to installing renewable panels", because the Feed-in Tariff dispute has rendered the argument of saving money as "no longer a selling point".
"They have to promote it from the point of view of it being a long-term investment," he said.
Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com, also believes that it is important that we look into the long-term investment of renewable energy.
With energy bills rocketing by approximately £224 during 2011, investing in solar panels is still important to protect against price hikes.
According to uSwitch, solar panels can save homes on average £130 on energy bills.