1. Renewable Energy Power
The most important thing is that solar power is a truly renewable energy source. It can be harnessed in all areas of the world and is available every day. We cannot run out of solar power, compared to some of the other energy sources. The bonus also is that it is FREE.
2. Reduces Electricity Bills
How much you save on your bill will be dependent on the size of the solar system fitted and your electricity usage. Moreover, not only will you be saving on the electricity bill, but there is also a possibility to receive payments for the surplus energy that you export back into the grid if you generate more electricity than you actually need and use. (Assuming that your solar panel system is actually connected to the grid).
3. Diverse Options
Solar power can be used for diverse purposes. You can generate electricity (photovoltaics) or heat (solar thermal). Solar power can be used to produce electricity in areas without access to the energy grid, to distill water in regions with limited clean water supplies and to power satellites in space. Solar energy can also be integrated into the materials used for buildings.
4. Low Maintenance Costs
Solar power systems generally don’t require a lot of maintenance. You only need to keep them relatively clean, so cleaning them a couple of times per year will do the job. Most reliable solar panel manufacturer’s offer 20-25 years warranty. Also, as there are no moving parts, so there is no wear and tear. The inverter is usually the only part that needs to be changed after 5-10 years because it is continuously working to convert solar power into electricity and heat (solar PV vs. solar thermal). Apart from the inverter, the cables also need maintenance to ensure your solar power system runs at maximum efficiency. So, after covering the initial cost of the solar system, you can expect very little spending on maintenance and repair work.
5. Technology Development
Technology in the solar power industry is constantly advancing and improvements are continually being made and will intensify in the future. Innovations in quantum physics and nanotechnology can potentially increase the effectiveness of solar panels and double, or even triple, the electrical input of the solar power systems.
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