Due to global warming that is caused by harmful sources of energy, solar power is becoming the most popular energy that is known to be extremely environmental friendly. Tropical countries have greater advantages as the sun shines throughout the year. For other countries, it is a great method to make maximum use of the few hours that the sun shines per day, and use it for the rest of the day. Here are some benefits of it so that you will learn more as why you should install solar panels to your home too.
- Inexhaustible and clean energy
Solar energy is renewable energy and therefore inexhaustible, meaning it can be used indefinitely. As the sun is unlikely to go out before five billion years, there is plenty of time to take advantage of its rays to generate electricity and heat for your home. All the more interesting that, unlike fossil fuels, solar does not release carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, does not emit greenhouse gases and hence it won’t cause global warming.
- An energy source of economy
Another advantage of solar energy, and not the least: no matter how you consume it, it will prove to be economical, even profitable. So you can just as easily resell all of the electricity produced, simply profit from the self-consumption of your energy or even decide to resell the excess electricity. In all cases, your solar installations will allow you to reduce your energy costs and thus save money, or even generate income. To aim for total consumption, and thus be independent, it is necessary to invest in batteries which will store unused solar energy immediately, and redistribute it in your home on days when the sun is not going out. You may get a battery monitoring system to monitor your energy usage so that you know how much you’ve used and how much you can sell off. State of the art systems are available everywhere. Electricity authorities all around the globe in every country have schemes where the energy produced can be resold to the national system. This way, you can even profit from your energy production.
- Less expensive installation costs
The cost of installation and maintenance of solar panels has been falling. This can be explained in particular by technological progress in constant development, and an increase in installation production coupled with a reduction in the costs of the various components. However, installing solar panels is still a significant investment but the estimated lifespan is 25 years minimum. Hence your spending is well into the future, bringing you long term benefits.