Solar Power : The Benefits Of Solar Energy

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Solar energy is derived from the rays of the sun, as is evident from its name itself. Solar energy has numerous benefits for users. However, until recent years, this source of energy could be used only during the day. Presently though, the current technology enables individuals to effectively store and use solar power, even during the night. We would be discussing some of the major benefits of solar energy in this article.

While it has always been customary to depend on the sun for heat and warmth, generation of electricity even during the night provides an added advantage of solar energy. It is pollution-free and eco-friendly in nature, and as such, is one of the most recommended sources of energy. In case the solar energy package has a battery backup or is grid-tied, it can also store the electricity, which then can be used at night. The benefits of solar energy, however, go beyond these factors.

In case there exist surplus reserves of electricity, such stocks can be moved to the utility (or, grid) in exchange of money. This method of earning some money requires no royalty payments whatsoever. Neither are there any portable components of a solar panel. Hence, there are no working costs of using electricity from solar power either. Users can also save a great deal on their total expenses on electricity, due to the extremely low costs of working of solar power systems. Thus, firstly, individuals can earn money by selling off surplus electricity. Secondly, they can cut down significantly on their electric bills. In addition, there are no pollution risks while using solar energy.

Most of the traditional fossil fuel sources of energy release harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. These gases include sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (NO) and methane. These gases, however, are not released by solar energy sources. Hence, solar energy helps in the sustenance of the ecological balance, since no greenhouse effects result from its usage. Unlike other conventional fuel sources, solar power systems do not produce the bio-degrading smog and/or acid rain in the regions where the former are used.

Solar power is advantageous, since the supply of raw material (i.e. sunlight)
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