We All Rely On Some Sort Of Power Source For Our Household

1748 WordsMar 27, 20177 Pages
We all rely on some sort of power source for our household appliances, devices, lighting and entertainment needs. Sadly, the electricity used in the majority of our homes are powered by something dangerous, fossil fuels. Fossil fuels release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and gradually disrupts nature and pollutes the air. Now imagine a reliable alternative source of energy that can fix this issue. Solar energy is the answer. We cannot reverse the devastating damages caused by fossil fuels, but we can take a step forward in the right direction by switching the power in our homes to a solar panel system. Ask yourself why you have not switched to solar panels yet. It is possibly due to misconceptions such as it being too expensive,…show more content…
Many homes with solar panel systems are connected to a community grid so when the NEM traces extra energy, it will save the energy into the grid for others in the community to use should they require (“Solar Photovoltaic System Design Basics.”). Plus, there is also no reason to worry about the sun ever running out of light. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy states that the abundance of sunlight that hits the earth’s surface in less than two hours is enough to power the planet for an entire year ("Solar Energy Technology Basics."). The way a solar panel system work is as simple as that, efficiently and effectively self-powered from the sun, a never ending reliable source. When people think of solar panels, usually the first thing that comes to mind is that they are too expensive, but in actuality, this is far from true and here is why. The current average cost of a solar panel system for a home is about $11,760 (Matasci). However, in comparison to paying an electricity bill every month, the solar panel ultimately pays for itself within eight years, while paying an electricity bill will never stop. Imagine you made the wise choice of switching to solar panels and paid the average cost of $11,760 while you neighbor stuck with standard electricity. Your neighbor pays an average of $150 a month. Now fast forward eight years, the collective total of your neighbor’s ninety six payments will surpass
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