Solar power is a unique form of energy that could very well fuel humanities lust for power in the near future. There are many reasons why solar power trumps other energy products, and these reasons are not necessarily what you think.
Cleaner Environment –
The argument has been made that solar power produces little to no pollution, and there is no doubt that this is true. Will solar power completely reduce greenhouse admissions? Probably not. We will still need other energy sources for the foreseeable future. However, solar energy will definitely make a big difference.
Less Blackouts –
When you think of solar power, you probably think of thousands of solar panels sitting in a desert somewhere. However, that’s only one way to utilize solar power. Think about this. What if every house, apartment complex, condominium; etc had a solar panel on their roof that powered that entire structure? And imagine if the solar panels were all linked together. The linking together would be done with traditional wiring just like it currently is. The source of the power would simply change.
Instead of having one specific area where our power came from, we would have power coming from all directions. If the solar panels on your roof were to fail, then excess energy from your neighbors roof would take over for you. And so on. You wouldn’t even have to be without power. Is this science fiction? It really isn’t. It’s just a new way of thinking.
Some companies are even trying to create a translucent liquid that could be combined with your windows, and this liquid would provide energy in the same way that solar panels currently do. Imagine the possibilities. Our future could become very interesting. And did I mention that you can profit from this?
Make Money –
How in the world do you make money from solar energy, you’re probably saying to yourself. Well, it’s simple really. If you have solar energy powering your home, then you can sell any excess energy that your solar panels produce to your local energy company. So you’ve just turned your home into a pollution free power plant.
Unfortunately, solar panels can be really expensive. Currently, the solar panels that can power an entire home cost between twenty and thirty-thousand dollars. This puts this type of energy outside the reach of many individuals. Fortunately, in five to ten years, it should become cheaper to manufacture these types of solar panels. Until then, you’ll have to pay a lot of money to use them. But one day, everybody may be using them.
Other problems are fairly obvious. Your solar panels will require bright sunlight in order to generate electricity, which means that they can’t be placed in the shade. Dust and snow can also hinder your solar panels ability to produce energy.
However, don’t be discouraged. These problems can be dealt with. For example, solar panels can be turned at a sharp angle to deal with the snow. This encourages the snow to simply slide off of the panels, which reduces the likelihood of your energy output being decreased. As for the dust, the rain will usually take care of that. You could always spray the solar panels off with a garden hose if the dust becomes really bad. It’s not that big of a deal.
Other Info –
Just so you know, solar panels that are used to power homes currently last about twenty to thirty years. Many of these solar panels can withstand hail that is an inch in diameter, and high winds that are up to one hundred fifty miles per hour. They also add value to your home.
Solar energy could open up new avenues in both profit and environmental conservation. No longer will you have to pay your local energy company to provide you with power. In fact, they may pay you.