A clean source of energy, solar energy is gathered from the sun’s radiation. The sun is a powerful energy source, & this energy is harnessed using solar panels.
Did you know? The energy the sun provides to the Earth for just 1 hour could meet global energy needs for 1 whole year? Amazing, isn’t it? But unfortunately, we are able to harness only 0.001 percent of that incredible energy.
There is a reason why solar energy has become such a trending topic when talking about the renewable energy space. Although it has been widely criticised for being expensive in the short run, solar energy has now proved to be extremely beneficial – not only for the environment but also financially speaking.
1. A Renewable, Clean Energy Source
Among all the benefits of solar energy, the most important thing is that it 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 energy, unlike some of the other sources of energy. Solar energy will be accessible as long as we have the sun, as sunlight will be available to us for at least 5 billion more years, according to scientists.
2. It greatly reduces Electricity Bills
Since we’ll be meeting most of our energy needs with solar energy, the energy bills is bound to drop considerably.
3. Diverse Applications
Solar energy can be used for varied purposes. Solar energy 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 even to power satellites in space! Solar energy can also be integrated into the materials used for buildings. Not long ago Sharp introduced transparent solar energy windows!
4. Low Maintenance Costs
Solar energy systems don’t require a lot of maintenance. Solar panel offer at least 20-25 years of warranty. Also, as there are no moving parts, there is no wear and tear. So, soon 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 & improvements will rapidly 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.
Given the advantages of solar energy, it is undoubtedly the next thing in energy revolution given that it is environment friendly as well as renewable and low long run costs!
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Let’s make a difference environmentally!