If you turn back time a few years back from now, the idea of alternative energy was never in the picture. However, with the continuous increase in the power demands all across the globe and rapid exploitation of our conventional energy resources, the need for any dependable alternative energy sources is more than ever. Moreover, the issue of global warming due to the burning of fuels has become a hot-button topic over the course of the last few decades. Today, there is a general shift towards environmental awareness and the sources of our energy are coming under closer scrutiny.
This has led to the rise of a number of alternative energy sources. While the viability of each can be argued, they all contribute something positive when compared to fossil fuels.
Lower emissions, lower fuel prices and the reduction of pollution are all advantages that the use of alternative fuels can often provide.
Now, out of all the alternate sources of energy we have discovered such as geothermal energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, etc., solar energy is considered as the truest of them all. It is clean, free and present in abundance; altogether, a smart alternative energy source.
Here is how solar energy is a dependable alternative source of energy
Free Energy Source
The sun provides us with more energy than we could ever use, and no one can monopolise the sunlight. Your solar power system will start saving money from the moment it’s turned on, however, the advantages of solar power are best visible in the long-term. The longer you have your solar power system, the more you enjoy the benefits of solar technology and support the environment.
Solar power is one of the cleanest sources of energy because it does not emit any pollution when it is produced or consumed, so it can help avoid the carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutant emissions associated with conventional electricity generation. It is 100% pollution-free energy. Solar power is self-sufficient and installing solar panels on your roof is a safe and easy path to contribute to a sustainable future. Starting in your home is a great way to show you care about the environment.
Utilises Underutilised Land
Solar power can actually make use of the land and subsequently generate great value. You might have heard of solar farms – panels used to harvest solar energy in large numbers. This highlights perfectly how solar power makes use of underutilised land. For instance, 45 acres farms have been recently built in the UK, and it’s able to power 2,500 homes.
No Electricity Loss
Rooftop solar power is helpful in increasing electricity efficiency, considering the short distance. Your energy becomes domestic and as a result, you’re in control of your own bills and energy usage. Besides that solar power systems are durable, thus chances of service interruption are reduced.
Solar Increases the Value of Your Property
With a solar rooftop system, you can even increase the value of your property. This is on top of the money you can already save off your energy payments. In a recent extensive research study, it was found out that the houses with solar PV system were sold at 20% higher prices as compared to the regular houses in the same area. Another study called ‘Green Cache’, found out that homebuyers were willing to pay more for properties with solar panels system.
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