Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pros and Cons of Solar Energy

Solar Energy Pros

  • Solar power is a renewable resource. It doesn't cause pollution while you generate it.
  • Sunlight, unlike fossil fuels is all over, all though it's not evenly spread throughout the earth. Solar power can be generated anywhere, even when there are no local electric provider, therefore you are able to have electrical energy in remote areas.
  • With the right resources, the components required to make a solar system can be purchased or produced rather inexpensively.
  • The nicest thing about solar energy is that it's free to all.
  • The engineering in use to implement solar radiation as energy to get electricity, heating, and mechanical power currently exists.
  • Solar systems have no moving elements and can last numerous years.
  • You don't require fuel to be delivered to your home, and you'll never run out.
  • Granted the correct data, it's nearly always possible to calculate the amount of power a solar energy system will yield.
  • The systems are quiet and becoming more and more obscure.
  • You will be able to qualify for financial bonuses from the government to aid with paying for your system and also get tax breaks while it is in use.
  • Employing solar power entails one less house burning fossil fuels, and reduces the creation of greenhouse gas.

Solar Energy Cons

  • If you don't know where to get the components at a discount, the first costs can be substantial.
  • Solar panels can assume a lot of space. That's why the roof is the optimum place for them to be set up.
  • You can't generate solar energy at night, so you need a way to store it. Batteries are a good energy storage choice. With the proper information, you can purchase batteries for as low a $10 each or even free!
  • Bad weather conditions can impact the amount of energy generated.
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1 comment:

ECD Fan said...

I would like to receive the proper information so that I can purchase batteries for as low a $10 each or even free! Also, I would like to know where I can get the solar components at discount (I am looking for for 50c a Watt for cells and 60c per Watt for panels).