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Solar energy advantages and disadvantages

  1. 1. Solar EnergyAdvantages andDisadvantages• There is great controversy regarding the usefulness and drawbacks of solar energy. Praised by many of those who are interested in clean alternative power sources, it provides numerous exceptional advantages to those who know how to use it properly. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to
  2. 2. • Depending on your requirements, your budget possibilities, location options and many other factors, it can also present various disadvantages, as not everyone can fully benefit from it the way they would prefer to. In these terms, a buyer has to be extra careful when making a purchase, as the risks are great when it comes to making the best decision.• Let’s take a look, therefore, at the most important advantages and disadvantages, so you can get the most out of the various options that may be available to you, and enjoy your new power source for a long time to come. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to
  3. 3. What Are the Main Advantages?•The most obvious advantage of solar energy is the fact that the light ofthe sun is totally free. Many people have considered over the yearsthat there must be better ways to exploit this practically inexhaustible,clean source of energy, and so far the progress made with thetechnology associated with the development of photovoltaic cells hasbeen considerably improved over the years.•The efficiency of the technology has actually reached a level wherethe investments you make in the purchase of a solar panel system canbe recovered in as little as 2 or 3 years, which is a great improvementwhen compared to past years, when the technology was much moreexpensive and less reliable. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to
  4. 4. • This is excellent news, especially because the lifespan of such an array is far greater than that, and maintenance details simply consist of ensuring that the panels are wiped and clean, and of checking that nothing blocks them from soaking up all the energy that the sun can offer.• Another important advantage of solar power is the fact that the energy source is renewable, and does not emit any harmful greenhouse gases, as is the case when it comes to the use of fossil fuels. Even some of the other “green” methods of providing seemingly free energy have varying negative effects on the environment, so, in this regard, the use of a solar panel array is perhaps one of the best possible choices.• Saving money is also a crucial aspect for anyone and everyone in this day and age. As the population continues to grow, and fossil fuel sources are slowly becoming depleted, it is estimated that the amount paid for common electricity bills will keep growing in the future. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to
  5. 5. • It is crucial, therefore, to come up with new sources of energy that are more economical. Solar panels have the advantage that you only have to buy and install them once, and then you can benefit from free electrical energy for as long as the sun keeps showing up on the horizon every morning. You can rarely find a better bargain than that.• Monetary advantages get even better, since solar panels can allow you to become energy independent, and if you use less energy than you produce, your utility company may actually buy it from you. Also, some governments provide financial incentives geared to further reduce your costs.• Last, but definitely not least, you always have the option of upgrading your solar panel array, should the need arise in terms of additional power requirements. If you decide that you need more energy, therefore, you can add as many new solar panels as you want. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to
  6. 6. General Drawbacks•One of the most important disadvantages of solar energy is that the source is somewhatdiffuse, and you will likely need a large number of solar panels in order to produce therequired amount of electricity.•Most experts state that you cannot use a single rooftop solar panel if you want to provideenergy for your entire household. Instead, you will likely have to buy solar panels for asmuch as 20000 dollars in order to achieve best results.•There are also great difficulties with making the energy stable, even if you already havea large solar array that may be able to provide enough power.•The issue of providing energy during the night is also one that has puzzledmanufacturers for a long time. The best choice for solving this problem is a batterybackup system that can store the collected energy during the night.•Also, in terms of energy efficiency, it has to be mentioned that the energy conversionability of most solar cells is quite unreliable, as the highest value is generally thought tobe around 20 %.•Although they don’t really solve all your problems, particularly those regarding powerefficiency, DIY solar panels can help a lot when it comes to saving money, and, as thereare more and more quality guides and books available, teaching people how to buildreliable solar panels, in due time, it may be possible to build your own solar panel withminimal cost and effort. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to
  7. 7. How to Get the Best Results•Whether you are considering buying your solar panels or making them yourself, the ideaof achieving the best possible results may be somewhat difficult to put into practice,although it is a great advantage in the long run.•Power management is one of the simplest and most straightforward methods of doingthis.•Using lighting and electrical gadgets that consume less energy can also be an excellentadvantage.•In order to receive more energy from your solar panel, instead of simply focusing onreducing energy consumption, you have to make sure that they receive the largestpossible amount of sunlight.•In some places in the northern hemisphere, for example, solar panels are placed nearthe southern part of the roof, and they are tilted to an angle of about 30 to 40 degrees,depending on where the sun may be.•You can easily get the most out of your solar panels by arranging them properly, andmaking sure they receive a lot of sunlight; however, during rainy days this can besignificantly difficult, as the sun is much less easily available. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to
  8. 8. Overview•The balance between the advantages and disadvantages of solar power maybe difficult to assess, however, as we have seen, it can be easy to benefit fromyour decision if you know precisely what you want.•The controversy regarding various types of alternative energy may have beensomewhat confusing in past years, but, lately, more and more people considerthat the possibility of powering all your household items using only renewableenergy is finally available.•Make your choices wisely, therefore, and carefully consider whether or not asolar panel array may be the best decision for you and your family. If you followsome of the guidelines, and thoroughly analyze the information provided here,you truly cannot go wrong, and you might find that becoming energyindependent is no longer an issue. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to
  9. 9. • For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy, go to• Youll discover... • The facts about solar energy • Exactly how solar energy works • The price of installing solar energy • Solar energy for home and business • How to build a solar energy system • How to make a solar oven• ...and lots more! The information is ideal for students learning about solar energy and home owners who are looking into installing solar panels in their home.• Please email any questions to