People either love renewable energy sources or are yet to discover the great benefits of solar energy. Solar energy is one of the most promising forms of renewable energy, and rapidly growing in adoption.
Public perception is undoubtedly the biggest challenge for solar energy, as several people still don’t believe that solar is a viable source of energy for the future. Let us take a look at the interesting aspects of using solar panels for your home.
Cheaper Than the Fossil Alternatives
People may be adverse towards getting on the solar power train due to the solar panel cost upfront. It is true that it is an expensive upfront cost, but much more affordable than it once was.
As the technology and cost of materials have changed over the years, renewable solar energy has become very affordable by current living standards. The cost of solar energy continues to decline each year due to increasing popularity and efficiency. It is getting to be much cheaper every year, and when you calculate the amount you spend on fossil fuels (now at an all-time high), you are living better for less with green energy.
Solar panels have a 25-year life expectancy, but that does not mean they stop being effective after that time.
Solar panels continue to work well after they reach the end of their life expectancy – with them due to work at 80% following that time. In 25 years, the price of solar panels will have continued to drop and will be easier to replace should you need to, so you can continue to be provided with renewable energy for many years further.
One of the better benefits you would think of upfront is that solar energy allows you to make money.
Unused energy generated by your system can be sold back to the national grid, as well as stored within a solar battery system for further use. Having this choice means you can potentially live grid free or can get some money from the power company for the energy you don’t use.
Many years ago, solar panel systems were extremely expensive due to them being new and not as popular as they are today. Today, that is no longer the case.
In early laboratory tests on PV cells, they were discovered to be 1% efficient, able to convert only 1% of the energy provided by the sun’s rays into effective energy. Today, panels and systems are vastly efficient in comparison to 20 years ago – able to completely power a house whilst taking all of the sunlight throughout the day.
For more information on domestic or commercial solar and benefits of solar energy, contact the team at Positive Energy Solutions today.