BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY
We all know that solar energy is the heat and light energy received from the sun.
So, here we share with you some more information about it.
Why should one use solar energy?
Solar energy is completely natural; it is considered a clean energy source. It does not disrupt the environment or create a threat to ecosystems the way oil and some other energy might.
It does not cause greenhouse gases, air or water pollution.
How much do solar panels cost?
The common perception that solar panels are prohibitively expensive has probably prevented a lot of people from getting solar panels installed, regardless of their financial situation. However the union of concerned scientists [UCS] indicates that rooftop solar panels are significantly cheaper than they used to be, which is a good news for environmentally conscious consumers. The cost of solar panels will vary, but consumers can still get a sense of what is going to be in store for them when they decide to purchase their own solar systems.
THE ADVANTAGES OF SOLAR ENERGY
This is an inexhaustible source of energy and the best replacement to other non-renewable energies.
Solar energy is environment friendly. When in use it does not release Carbon dioxide and gases which pollute the air.
Solar energy is used for a variety of purposes like heating, drying, cooking or electricity, which is suitable for the rural areas in India.
It can also be used in cars, planes, large power boats, satellites, calculators and many more such items.
Solar energy is a best alternate means of power generation.
A solar energy system can installed anywhere.
Solar panels can be easily placed in houses.
THE DISADVANTAGES OF SOLAR ENERGY
Solar energy cannot be generated during night time.
Sometimes it cannot be generated even during the day time, when it’s cloudy or raining.
Only those areas that receive good amount of sunlight are suitable for producing solar energy.
Solar panels also require inverters and storage as they are fragile and can break easily.
Why is solar energy used mostly in India?
India, a rapidly growing economy with more than 1 billion people, is facing huge energy demand. The country stands fifth in the world in the production and consumption of electricity. Most of the electricity in India is produced by coal and hydroelectricity, which are conventional sources of energy and are non-renewable. The electricity production has expanded over the years but we cannot deny the fact that the population of the country is also expanding. Therefore India has tremendous scope of generating solar energy, which is a non-conventional source of energy and inexhaustible.
There are many more things to say about it but the conventional sources of energy like minerals such as coal are non-renewable and it takes thousands of years for the formation and concentration of these minerals. It is estimated that if the present rate of consumption continues then the reserves of these minerals will get exhausted. Moreover their use also causes environmental pollution.
Therefore there is a need for using non-conventional sources of energy such as solar energy etc.