- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
The advantages of using solar energy in your home are numerous. But the 2 prime reasons are
2) Kindness to the environment
As conventional sources of energy deplete and the temperature of the world rises, the need for alternate sources of energy is becoming more evident. While heated debates may be taking place about the viability of clean coal, everyone is in agreement that solar energy will be a leading alternate energy option in the future.
There is a lot of talk about the depletion of fossil fuels, such as oil, and that the world will run out of these fuels in the near future. One of the main advantages of solar energy is that it's not going to disappear anywhere.
Solar power is the most 'green' energy source in the world. It does not damage the environment around it in any way. There are no residues, waste or byproducts of any kind and the process of capturing the energy does not produce any noise pollution.
No one will charge you any money for harvesting the sun's energy. Once you have setup the solar panels, you can start converting solar energy into electricity for free. Thus you have no worries of spending a large portion of your salary on electricity bills.
Solar technology is very portable. You can unplug the panel and take it with you on a trip. Tiny solar panels are also available, which you can use to charge your electronic gadgets while you're on the move.
Solar power, along with other renewable energy solutions such as wind power, gives us the hope that in the coming days the environment around us will be much less polluted.
The cost factor has been something that has mitigated against solar panels. But, with the rapid growth in technology and increase in demand, solar technology is becoming more affordable. New developments have put solar energy on a par with coal manufacturing plants on a per-kilowatt basis. Hot water panel technology has also seen great improvement in recent years as well, and the payback times for domestic systems can now be as short as five years.
By changing to renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind power, you can save yourself a lot of money..and leave a better planet behind than the one you found.
- BobLv 610 years ago
Con: Very expensive (cost of solar cells that do have a life limit and batteries that need to be replaced every 2 years). Doesn't work at night. The further north you go the less efficient it is.
- Anonymous10 years ago
It's a hype for now. It is very inefficient. as for being clean energy, well.. true it does not pollute to make electricity but if it is solar PV's the materials and manufacturing of the cells are toxic and put out quite a bit of pollution.
- wengertLv 43 years ago
there is not any "well-known nuclear reactor", yet as quickly as we take a a million GW nuclear plant, it could generate approximately 8 terawatt-hours/12 months. A 2 hundred watt image voltaic panel can generate some million kilowatt- hour/day, or 365 kwh/12 months, so as that's approximately 21 million 2 hundred watt image voltaic panels. besides the undeniable fact that, the skill output from the nuclear plant is controllable via the operators, the place image voltaic panels only function at complete output for some hours/day (on sparkling days - much less if there is cloud). subsequently, to evaluate the two, you should ingredient in some type of potential storage or backup that will advance the value of the image voltaic setting up (consistent with probability via a ingredient of two or extra). regardless of claims of image voltaic being extra low-budget than coal now, whilst one compares apples to apples (i. e. entire potential produced, and controllability) image voltaic remains quite a few cases extra costly than coal, and approximately two times as costly as nuclear even interior the U. S. A gram of U-235 could make usable potential equivalent to 3 metric a good number of coal. image voltaic potential production has no risky via-products, yet manufacture of the panels can contain some very risky components like fluorine (for silicon panels) or cadmium (for CdTe panels). this may be a factor of the rationalization panel manufacture has long gone to Asia - they have fewer environmental rules and that's extra handy to delay the byproducts of production. DK
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It's better for the environment and cheaper.
- 10 years ago
Because it isn't a limited resource.
- Uncle GaGaLv 710 years ago
No limited ,no pollution , easy to get from
to stop global warming
- Southeast AsianLv 610 years ago
just keep polluting
- 10 years ago
it is cheaper