10 Advantages of Installing Solar Panels

A good number of people in this world are using solar energy as the main source of their energy. But in some parts of the world it is still not popular. Many people are also not aware about the advantages of installing solar panels. Those who do not know much about solar panels and those who are planning to install solar panels, for them below are some advantages of installing solar panels:

1. Solar Power is a Renewable and Natural Resource:

One of the key advantages of using solar energy over other energy sources is that it is a 100% renewable resource. You will never run out of the sun. It is there every day, unless you live in the North Pole, and so it does not need to rationed or sought out like coal and gas. The only thing that would limit our store of solar energy would be the sun running out and then we would have bigger problems than powering the lights in our house.

2. Solar Power does not Pollute:

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Unlike oil, solar power does not emit greenhouse gases or carcinogens into the air. This means that an increased use of solar energy will make the air we breathe cleaner and will help slow global warming.

3. Light and Energy from the Sun Costs Nothing:

After you purchase the solar power equipment, it costs you nothing to run. Solar panels and solar lighting may seem quite expensive when you first purchase them but they can save you a great deal of money in the long run. Remember that it does not cost anything to collect the power of the sun. On the other hand, paying for oil can be expensive and the cost is rising constantly.

4. Solar Cells does not Require a Lot of Maintenance:

You will not have to worry about doing extensive maintenance to keep solar cells working because there are no moving parts. This also means that malfunctions are very rare. Solar cells will last a long time and only need to be cleaned about once a year.

5. Solar Cells can Last a Lifetime:

Most home solar systems come with a guarantee of 20 years or more. Because there is very little maintenance required the panels are very durable. It is this aspect of solar panels that make them very economical in the long term.

6. Solar Power is Silent:

The process of extracting energy from the sun is completely silent. On the other hand, the giant machines utilized for pumping oil are extremely noisy.

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7. Solar Panels are Easy to Install:

Solar powered panels and products are generally very easy to set up. Wires, cords and power sources are not needed at all; this makes the installation quick and painless.

8. Solar Power is the Energy Source of the Future:

There have been consistent improvements to solar power technology over time. The more that people understand the many uses and benefits that solar technology make possible it is expected that the amount of solar powered products will increase and more devices will be engineered to operate on smaller amounts of energy (and solar cells will become more effective at absorbing energy from the sun,) making solar devices as common as the solar calculators we’ve been using for decades. As our oil reserves decline, it is important for us to turn to alternative sources for energy.

9. Solar Panels Require Small Amounts of Space:

Low space requirements means that they can be mounted almost anywhere, including rooftops (which are often wasted space.)

10. Solar Power can Make a House Less Dependent on the Electric Grid:

This benefit can’t be overstated. Thousands of people were left without power in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy because their energy was tied to the public energy grid.

Himadri is a passionate blogger who writes for his technology tips & tricks related blog TechnTechie. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Canterbury. Though it is hard to balance time in between research and blogging, he still manages time to work for his own blog and writes regularly. The dashboard of this WordPress is the only place where he does not feel tired!

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