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Advantages Of Solar Panel

Jul 13

Because solar energy can eliminate flaws that were long thought to be insurmountable, it offers significant advantages over traditional energy systems. Although solar power for home energy production does have its faults, they are dwarfed by all the benefits listed below.

These are some of the benefits of solar energy:

  • Raw materials can be used in unlimited ways. There is a staggering amount of solar energy available, approximately 10,000 times more than what humans currently need. And it's continually replenished. If captured correctly, only 0.02% of the incoming sunlight would be enough to replace all other fuel sources.

The Earth does not need a lot of solar energy to drive its weather. Let's instead focus on the portion of the sunlight that is reflected back into the space. This is known as the albedo. Earth's average albedo of 30% means that approximately 52 petawatts worth of energy is reflected back into space each year. This number is comparable to global energy consumption statistics. The energy lost to space each year is equivalent to 400 hurricanes, 1,000,000 Hoover Dams, and Great Britain's annual energy needs for 250,000 years. There are 75 million cars and 50 million 747s that can run continuously for one year. Not to mention the 1,000,000 fictional DeLorean-time machines.

  • Solar energy is low-emission. Although solar panels New Havens do not produce any pollution, they can cause environmental damage through their manufacture and construction. However, these environmental costs are minimal when compared to the damage caused by traditional energy sources. Each year, the combustion of fossil fuels releases approximately 21.3 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.
  • For remote areas without electricity grids, solar power can be used. This may surprise city dwellers, but Home Power Magazine reports that 180,000 homes in the United States were off the grid as of 2006. The number is likely to be significantly higher today. California, Washington, Maine, Oregon, and Vermont have been long refuges for energy rebels. However, people still live off the grid in all 50 states. Many of these people avoid the grid out of principle due to political and environmental concerns. However, very few of the 1.8 billion world's off-the-grinders have any choice. Millions of people living in darkness, particularly in areas like Sub-Saharan Africa where up to 90% of rural populations lack electricity, can greatly benefit from solar energy. These people must depend on fuel-based lighting which can cause significant social and environmental problems. They also pose a threat to their health by contaminating indoor air. This results in reduced productivity.
  • Green jobs are created by solar power. Solar panels are becoming an increasingly important source of employment in research and manufacturing, sales, installation, and maintenance.
  • Solar panels have no moving parts, so they produce little noise. Wind turbines require noisy gearboxes or blades.

  • Solar power can be economically long-term. Although solar panels and their installation are expensive initially, the savings you get on your energy bills soon make it worth it. They may even make a profit over time.

  • Net metering is a method that credits homeowners for electricity produced and returns to the grid. Solar power makes use of net metering. Public electric utilities must provide net metering services to customers upon request under the 2005 Energy Policy Act. This is a benefit for homeowners who have solar panels, wind turbines, or fuel cells. Sometimes, they may produce more electricity than their homes need. If net metering is not possible, excess energy can be stored in batteries.

  • Government tax credits can be offered for solar power. The federal subsidies in the United States can cover up to 30% of system costs, while each state has its own incentives. California was blessed with sunshine, but plagued by high electricity rates and an overtaxed grid, and it was the first state that offered generous incentives for renewable energy.

  • The reliability of solar power is impressive. Solar energy is popular among homeowners because it is almost immune to the potential failures of utility companies. This includes political or economic turmoil and terrorism as well as natural disasters or brownouts from overuse. The 2003 Northeast Blackout impacted 55 million people in two countries. Rolling blackouts are common in South Asian countries and sometimes in Texas and California.

  • Solar power helps to reduce foreign energy consumption. A large portion of the earnings in many countries is used to purchase oil for power generation. The United States spends an average of $13 million per hour on oil. Much of this oil comes from the Persian Gulf countries. These problems continue to drive the growth of solar power and alternative energy systems as oil supplies decrease and prices rise in this politically unstable region.

Solar energy has many advantages over conventional fossil fuels and other renewable energy sources.


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