Why To Go Solar
Why switch to Solar Power?
There are many reasons why to go solar. By now, almost everyone knows that solar cells are devices that produce electrical power from sunlight. And, everyone knows that sunlight is, plentiful, renewal, clean, and best of all sunlight is free for the taking. Everyday, we hear news reports about the growing scarcity of fossil fuels and the need to reduce our dependence on them. We also know that fossil fuels are part of the man-made contributions to global warming that are causes for concern.
It is only reasonable to look for alternative sources of energy. The energy sources of the future absolutely must be cleaner than those we have used in the past. Coal and wood worked well enough when there were only a few people using them. But, those days are long gone. These days, we need to develop, new, clean, renewal energy that can be produced in sufficient quantities to power the needs of 21st century society.
- Advantages of going solar
- Solar panel maintenance
- Environmental impact
- Product life span
- Reducing noise pollution
- Start up costs
- The bottom line on why to go solar
The advantages of going Solar:
To start with, once installed solar power is essentially free. With the steady increase of electrical power derived from the grid, it is a very good idea to take a very close look at the solar information available on the Internet today. There may even be additional incentives such as local, state or federal tax breaks available as a reward for going solar.
- Lower carbon footprint
- Reduce fossil fuel dependence
- Protect the environment
- Lower energy costs
- Low maintenance
- Ease of operation
- Increase property value
- Tax Incentives
Solar panel maintenance
Solar panels are solid-state devices that need almost no maintenance, reducing the operational costs of a solar energy facility. This also means that almost anyone can own and operate a solar power collection facility. The few components needed to produce electricity from solar energy can be compartmentalized to reduce the complexity of troubleshooting a system, should the need arise. The information required to build a solar power collection facility is readily available on the Internet.
Solar energy causes no environmental pollution, alleviating the concerns about a carbon footprint. Since there are no fumes or smoke generated by the operation of solar panels, there is no need to have unsightly smoke stacks. Solar power does not cause noise or vibration pollution, so being located in close proximity to residential areas or a wildlife refuge should not be a problem.
Product life span
Solar energy will last pretty much forever, which is one of the best reasons to go solar. Whereas the world’s oil reserves are estimated to be able to last another 40 years, give or take a decade or so. Our sun will continue to burn brightly for many hundreds of thousands of years to come, giving us all of the solar power we can learn to make use of.
Reducing noise pollution
Solar power is completely silent, in contrast to the heavy machinery needed to manufacture oil based energy, which is extremely noisy and causes a great deal of environmental damage. Anyone that has ever been close to a power generation station knows how noisy they are. One more reason why to go solar is to avoid the massive amounts of carbon emitted by conventional power plants into our atmosphere.
Start up costs:
While the initial construction cost of such a facility may be high, the end result will pay for itself given sufficient time. The average home will cost roughly $7000 to $16,000 for the do-it-yourself types.
The bottom line on why to go solar
The average estimated life span of a solar power collection system is roughly 30 years or more. Such ease of operation and maintenance makes solar energy an even more attractive alternative to grid power. Of course, the larger the system the higher the power output will be.
The bottom line is this, by making the decision and the investment to switch to solar energy; we are not only reducing our long term energy expenses, but we are also lessening the impact we make on our planet’s environment.