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Solar Energy – Advantages of Going Green

Using solar energy has it’s advantages, and disadvantages. Today we are going to look at the many advantages of using solar energy, and next week, we’ll look at some of the disadvantages.

Solar Energy in the form of solar panels has advantages and disadvantagesThe biggest advantage for using solar energy is the environmental advantage. The exploitation of non-renewable resources will eventually lead to shortages, increased costs and extreme pollution. It would be foolish to think we can rely on fossil fuels for energy forever. To continue to burn fossil fuels will lead to more pollution, and this will affect our climate and our health. Finding safe, clean, renewable energy becomes imperative.

The sun will always shine. Its power will not decrease, as with the case of fossil fuels. When the Earth can not depend on fossil fuels for energy, the sun will always provide enough energy for everyone.

Solar Energy is Clean and Free, Sort of

Solar energy from the sun does not pollute our environment and add to climate change, global warming and air pollution. And once a solar system is installed, you can enjoy practically free energy as long as the sun stays in the sky. Fossil fuel will continue to cost as we use it, and most likely get more expensive as we move forward into the future.

If you opt to go with solar energy to produce all the energy your house needs to use from the power of the sun, you will save a lot of money on electric bills. And check this out! If your system produces more energy than you need, you can sell to the electric company. You can not only save money but also make money with the help of solar panels.

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Solar Energy Is Not Really a DIY Project

You can reduce the initial investment with a “do it yourself” kit, but we don’t recommend it. We’ll touch on more of the reasons why next week when we look at the disadvantages of a solar system.

Solar Energy is Available Most Everywhere

No matter how remote the place is where you live, if the sun is shining, your home can benefit from solar energy. A solar energy system can be installed anywhere. Therefore, for people who want to build houses in the mountains or other remote areas, solar energy may be a viable solution, especially if you’re building in an area where there is no electric lines nearby.

Other economic benefits of solar energy is provided by the government. You can save money by using various financial incentives. There are tax incentives and various credits and rebates to encourage people to go green. The incentives available with the installation of solar panels may significantly lower your overall costs.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we only told you about the positives associated with solar energy. So next week, we’ll highlight some of the negatives for you in part two of our series on solar energy. Check our other articles on Home Energy Efficiency and Savings here.

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