If you have ever used a calculator back in your school days, you may have noticed a black colour bar on the top corner of your calculator, which you probably might know already, is miniature solar panels. Those panels convert the totally free and untapped energy of solar radiation emitted by the sun into electrical energy. In simple words, it harnesses the energy of the sun through sunlight. There are multiple reasons why you should definitely consider installing solar panels to your home while on the other hand; installing solar power does have some drawbacks to it as well.
Will solar power be worth all the hassle of installation?
To answer this, you need to understand the very basic fundamentals of a solar panel. Yes solar panels do provide you with free electricity but the biggest motive of installing solar panels would be to fight against global warming. The onset of global warming threatens the dynamic balance of many ecosystems, affecting many species of organisms and can effectively drive them into extinction. With global warming, the water level of the sea is continuously rising as the ice caps of the earth start melting. The increasing water levels will cover up land and can completely consume countries such as the Maldives.
Solar panels are the ideal solution to global warming right now, this is due to the fact that solar panels produce clean electricity that does very little to contribute to global warming, unlike fossil fuel plants that release green house gases on a massive scale. Other than helping in putting a stop to global warming, solar panels can save you thousands of bucks within the second decade of its installation while on the other hand, you can make money by selling the surplus electricity provided from your solar panels, or by selling the electricity stagnated when you’re away from your home. Furthermore, you can alleviate the costs of maintaining your house as solar panels will reduce the amount of heat that enters your home which will cut down the usage of cooling systems to drop the temperature within your home.
You can also do your research on solar pool heating systems, as such this heating system will help you cut out the cost of gas and electricity to maintain the heat of your swimming pool. The only downside of solar panels would be the location of your residence, as the sunlight reaching the rooftops can vary with different areas. If you’re living in an apartment complex, sadly it will be much harder for you to install your own solar power panels, although you should talk to the manager of the apartment complex on using solar panels as a power source for the complex.
Using clean energy for your electrical necessities will mean that you met with the social expectation on you and that you have no contribution to global warming. Using solar panels as an electrical source will mean that you can be independent from the national electrical grid, so even if the whole country experiences a blackout, you’ll be safe and sound.