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Advantages and disadvantages of solar energy

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Did you know that the energy that the sun provides to the earth takes one hour long can a year cover the world's energy needs? The sun is certainly a powerful source of energy and while we can't help but harvest a fraction of that energy, harnessing that energy by installing solar panels can make a significant difference to the planet.

While it has been widely criticized for being expensive or inefficient, solar energy has now proven to be extremely beneficial, not only for the environment but also for the private sector.

Thanks to available subsidies for solar panels as well as increasingly competitive prices in the market, solar energy is becoming the main source of energy for more and more people families.

Technology has improved dramatically in recent years and has been complemented by solar battery storage systems, making solar energy a much more efficient clean energy source.


Advantages of solar energy

1. Renewable Energy Source

Among all the benefits of solar panels, the most important is that solar energy is a truly renewable energy source. It can be claimed in all regions of the world and is available every day. We cannot run out of solar energy, unlike other energy sources.

Solar energy will be available as long as we have the sun, therefore sunlight will be available to us for at least 5 billion years
, when, according to scientists, the sun will die.

2. Reduces electricity bills

Since you cover part of your energy needs with the electricity generated by your solar system, your energy costs are reduced. The amount you save on your bill depends on the size of the solar system and your electricity or heat usage.

For example, if you have a business that uses commercial solar panels, this switch can have major benefits, because the large system size can cover large parts of your energy bill

In addition, you not only save on your electricity bill, but there is also the possibility of getting paid for excess energy, exported back to the web via Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).

If you generate more electricity than you use (assuming your solar system is connected to the grid).

3. Various applications

Solar energy can be used for various purposes. It can produce electricity (photovoltaic) or heat (solar thermal). Solar energy can be used to generate electricity in areas without grid access, to distil water in regions with limited clean water supplies, and to power satellites in space

Solar energy can also be integrated into the materials used in buildings. Not long ago, Sharp introduced transparent solar windows.

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