Advantages of Solar Energy
ADVANTAGES OF SOLAR ENERGY
1. RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE
Solar energy has so many advantages, however one of the main advantages people love is the fact that solar energy truly is a renewable energy source. What this means is that we cannot run out of it, the energy comes from the sun and can be harnessed at any part of the world, every day. As long as the sun still shines, we’ve got solar energy.
2. REDUCES ELECTRICITY BILLS
Another great advantage is that since some (or all) of your energy will be derived from the sun, your electricity bill will drop as the your energy needs do. The amount you save on the bill will depend on the size of your installed solar system and your own electricity or heat usage. In addition, depending on how much electricity you generate versus how much you use, it is possible to receive payments for energy surplus you export back in the grid.
3. APPLICATION VARIATIONS
Solar energy can be used for many different purposes. Solar energy can help generate electricity in areas without access to an energy grid to distill water in parts of the world with limited clean water, and it can be used for heat. In fact, solar energy can also be integrated in building materials such as transparent solar energy windows.
4. LOW MAINTENANCE COSTS
A winning deciding factor for many is the fact that despite the larger upfront costs of buying and installing solar equipment, the maintenance costs remain fairly low. Solar energy systems don’t need much cleaning and doing the job just a few times a year is enough, sometimes outsourcing this is best for safety reasons. Solar panel manufactures tend to offer long-term warranties for up to 20-35 years as well, helping you if any issues appear. There is is also no wear and tear and the only part that needs to be changed is the inverter every 5-10 years or occasional maintenance of cables.
5. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
The last great thing about solar energy is that it is part of the tech industry, one that progresses and improves every day. Innovations can drastically help increase effectiveness, installation, and other components of solar energy systems in the future.