Thursday, May 23, 2013

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy

We all know that as oil prices are increasing,  people are looking for alternative energy sources to save money.  Solar Energy is one of the alternative energy source which is available free of cost naturally.  Solar energy is nothing but conversion of sun light into usable energy.  Now a days solar energy is used for providing electricity to houses, schools, offices, universities etc.  As the traditional energy prices are on the rise, solar energy use is growing at a rate of 25% per year.  

The solar cell provide the best solution to energy problems where there is no mains electricity or there are lot of power cuts.  Solar power does not create any pollution.  As there are no moving parts for solar power system, it requires little or no maintenance at all.  There are many advantages of using solar power.  Here is a list of advantages and dis advantages of using solar energy. 

Solar energy advantages

  • Solar power source coming from sun is completely free
  • The production of solar electricity does not create any environment pollution. Solar energy does not produce any green house gases like oil. 
  • The sun light and energy from sun does not cost you any thing.  Once you purchase the solar equipment for converting solar power to electricity, it will not cost you anything afterwards.
  • As solar cells does not contain any moving parts, they require little or no maintenance
  • Solar cells last longer life. Most systems have a life span of 30 to 40 years

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