With all the recent fossil fuel-related disasters and the destruction and mayhem they may cause, solar energy is very much in demand.
Solar energy has many benefits, such as the following:
1. Abundant, Free, and Renewable
What is the freest, most abundant, and most sustainable energy source? One answer: solar energy. The greatest advantage of solar energy is its abundance. It is estimated that solar energy is more efficient than the entire planet’s annual population.
It’s abundant, and it comes to us at no cost (hence, free), and it’s available for us every day, 365 days a year (thus, renewable is probably an understatement). It’s difficult to imagine a better advantage.
All of us have the ability to benefit from the sun’s energy every day in the form of heat and light. Truth be told, most of you are already taking advantage of this energy, even if you don’t realize it. An example is when your curtains are open, the sun’s heat and light enter to provide you with heat and light – saving you from turning on your furnace and consuming gas or electricity.
Passive solar energy is also known as concrete floors or walls. These materials can absorb heat and keep your home cool in the summer. They then release heat to keep you warm at night.
2. No Pollution
Solar energy is abundant and free of pollution. The sun’s heat and light are created by the sun’s natural processes and do not produce any pollutants or carbon emissions.
Photovoltaic electricity can be produced from solar panels using a process called the “photovoltaic effects,” which creates direct current electricity by the reaction of sunlight with materials like silicon and selenium. It does not require any fuel to start, so there are no carbon emissions.
The majority of electricity supplied by utility companies is generated from fossil fuels.
This results in significant carbon emissions and pollution that directly contribute to global warming. It is threatening not only to the environment, but also to many other life forms whose survival is at risk due to rapid environmental changes.
3. Get Your Electricity Free
You could help the environment by investing in a solar electric power system. This would reduce your dependence on your utility, and therefore reduce the use of fossil fuels.
It might also help to lower your electricity bill or eliminate it altogether. Your electricity bill will drop if you have more electricity produced by your solar electric systems.
Although a PV system is expensive, depending upon its size and complexity, it can be paid for in energy savings in 5-10 years. Your system will then generate free electricity.
There are many benefits to solar energy. Technology continues to improve and more advantages will be added. But these are the most important.
In conclusion, solar energy is a clean and renewable resource that offers many benefits. It can be used to generate electricity, heat water, and power homes and businesses. Solar energy is also cost-effective and contributes to a cleaner environment.