Sunday, February 15, 2015

Benefits of Solar Power

Solar Panels also called as Photovoltaic or PV modules convert sunlight directly  into electricity.  The solar panels reduce the amount of electricity coming from fossil fuels by supplying the electricity with clean, renewable energy from sun.

There are so many benefits of using solar panels.  Let us see what are the benefits of using the solar panels for electricity.

Benefits of using Solar Panels for electricity 


  • Solar panels reduce the electricity bills dramatically.  
  • Helps us from rising electricity rates :  Electricity rates are rising between 4 to 7% per annum.  The Sun, how ever never invoices you.  You are essentially purchasing 25 to 30 years of electricity at today's rates by installing solar panels for electricity.
  • Advantage of Government incentives : The Government is also providing rebates and discounts and financial assistance for the people who are going to install solar panels for generation of electricity.  
  • There is no pollution :  The solar panels never produce any pollution.  The only pollution that is generated in relation to solar panel is during the transportation and manufacturing of solar cells and also during mining of the materials required to produce them.
  • Can be used as power source in remote locations :   Solar power is ideal for providing a source of electricity in remote places where it is either impossible or impracticable or uneconomical to install a mains electricity supply.   This includes remote locations like hills, garden sheds etc..  One example is the space where highly advanced solar panels are used to provide a source of electricity for satellites and also for international space station.
  • It is renewable energy :  Solar power is renewable.  Even though Sun is not available at night, it is guaranteed to come up the next day.  This process will occur as long as life can be supported on earth  That means we will be benefited by solar power for the rest of our lives unlike fossil fuels which eventually run out.
  • No noise is produced :  Solar panels have the advantages that they do not produce any noise while generating electricity.  This makes solar panels more attractive to home-owners who may have been considering a domestic wind turbine which woudl have produced significant noise.
  • There is little maintenance :Solar panels never need any maintenance or little maintenance.  There are no moving parts in solar panels so there is little to go wrong with a system which was installed professionally.  The only maintenance needed is the annual cleaning of the panels which can be performed by the house owner himself.  





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