What are the reasons why so many homeowners choose to go solar these days? Have you ever thought about the benefits of using solar devices or what is the impact of doing so?Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power. Below are some of the facts and benefits of going solar.
l The early development of solar technologies starting in the 1860s was driven by an expectation that coal would soon become scarce.
l Solar power helps to slow/stop global warming. Global warming threatens the survival of human society, as well as the survival of countless species. Luckily, decades (or even centuries) of research have led to efficient solar panel systems that create electricity without
producing global warming pollution.
l Solar power saves your money. Putting solar PV panels on your roof
is likely to save you tens of thousands
l Solar power provides energy reliability. The rising and setting of the sun is extremely consistent. While clouds may be a bit less predictable, we do also have fairly good seasonal and daily projections for the amount of sunlight that will be received in different locations.
All in all, this makes solar power an extremely reliable source of energy.
l Solar power provides energy security. No one can go and buy the sun or turn sunlight into a monopoly. Combined with the simplicity of solar panels, this also provides the notable solar power advantage of energy security.
l Solar power provides energy independence. The “fuel” for solar panels cannot be bought or monopolized. It is free for all to use. Once you have solar panels on your roof, you have an essentially independent source of electricity that is all yours. This is important for individuals, but also for cities, states, countries, and even companies.
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