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Solar Energy Advantages and Disadvantages

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Solar energy is a great energy solution that enables every household to lower their monthly energy bills. This type of energy source has been around for decades and much have changed throughout the years. Its evident improvement is a good reason why today is the best time to have one installed in every home. Solar energy products nowadays work better and can be easily expanded all in a price that is highly affordable for homeowners. Companies that manufacture these products and equipment have continuously researched on finding ways to improve them. They have efficiently created smaller and less complicated products that produce more energy than the actual necessity in a home. This smaller equipment also makes it easier to install with or without professional help. More products are able to work well even with other different brands of solar energy products. More importantly, these products and equipment comes in a price tag that is easier in the pocket than it was years ago. As a result, this renewable energy solution is being enjoyed by more people than ever before.


There are many advantages in using solar energy.  This alternative source of energy is friendlier to the environment.  It is renewable, therefore, it does not contribute to the production of smog or acid rain.  It does not cause global warming, instead, it helps reduce the emissions of harmful gas in the air.  It is entirely odorless, smoke-less, and does not emit any harmful gases.


Of all the advantages that solar energy has, its cost-efficiency is probably what most people are after especially in these times when almost everything inside a house makes use of electricity, thus, causing electric bills to become more expensive.  Although the costs of these products and its installation is quite expensive, it can easily be recovered, depending on how much of its energy is being used in a household.  After the investment has been paid back or recovered, the rest is practically free.


Equipment is very independent because it can supply energy on its own, without the help of a power or gas grid. This is an ideal energy source for homes that are located in remote areas and are far from civilization. This can be installed without requiring a site to connect it to the nearest power supply site. A battery back-up system will make it possible to use the solar output during nighttime and bad weather conditions.


In regard to maintenance, solar energy systems require minimal or practically no maintenance at all. After they are installed, you would not have to worry about fixing or cleaning them. They last for decades even without maintenance. These systems can also be expanded easily if more solar panels are needed to meet the energy requirement of one household. The newer systems nowadays feature a railing system that makes additions easier.


There are some minor disadvantages that those who are interested in using solar energy products should be aware of.  The initial cost required to be able to set up a system is very expensive.  It may be difficult for people who are interested in solar energy to come up with enough money to purchase and install one.  Since solar energy comes from the sun, it is necessary for a house to be located in a location that gets a lot of sun.  However, there are certain areas that do not get enough sunlight to fit the requirement for a solar energy system.  This means that not every household is qualified to make use of solar energy.


Solar energy is the best source of energy so far and the great improvement it has managed to achieve through the years have made it even more desirable.  Like a story, there is always two sides and solar energy, like most other things, has its own advantages and disadvantages.  The fact that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, solar energy is still a highly recommended source of energy ever since its discovery.  There is no doubt that it is a great solution to future energy needs.


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