Solar Energy... an Investment for Your Home and the Environment
The advantages of solar power are far-reaching. Although solar power is a relatively new energy source, it may easily become the most important energy source of the future.
Solar power is an attractive investment due to the added value it gives a home. With the housing market slowing down considerably a solar power system definitely helps add to the desirability and resale value of a home. A home with a fixed electric bill from solar is less expensive to live in, and thus is very appealing to potential buyers.
Solar power is a renewable resource
This means that we are not in danger of depleting its reserves. Though it may disappear behind clouds momentarily and is unavailable at night, it generally returns in full force.
Solar power is non-polluting
Unlike oil, solar power usage does not emit any greenhouse gases, nor does the acquisition of it harm ecosystems through spills or dredging. This is probably one of the primary advantages of solar power.
The energy and heat from the sun is free
Once solar panels or solar thermal collectors are set up, there are no electrical expenses necessary to power them.
Solar cells require very little maintenance
Greatly because there are no moving parts that must be maintained.
Solar cells can last a lifetime
Solar power is incredibly versatile
A variety of inventions may be powered by it, including cars, water heaters, fountains, buildings, and satellites.
In remote locations
Solar power may be a more realistic energy option than running large lengths of electrical wires to connect to a grid.
Along with the advantages of solar power, it is worth remarking upon the disadvantages. These include sunlight not being a readily available resource in some areas of the world. Also, solar cells are still not particularly cheap. Of course, technology for this is improving, and it will continue to improve as the cost of other forms of power increase.
Overall, it seems that solar power is simply a more harmonious energy resource. To obtain other energy sources, there is a requirement of harvesting fossil fuels, animal matter, or plant matter. Meanwhile, sunlight continually hits the earth in large amounts regardless of whether it is being utilized as an energy resource or not. Focusing solely on the application of solar power, instead of its application in addition to seeking out and obtaining the raw resource, omits an unnecessary step.
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