Solar Energy- The Renewable Energy
Solar energy is nothing but the radiant energy emitted by the Sun. Solar is the Latin word for ‘SUN’. Solar energy is put to use by evolving technologies like Solar Heating, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Energy, Molten salt power plants and Artificial Photosynthesis. Solar energy is a high appealing source of electricity because of its large magnitude. It has become the world’s fastest growing source of power as per the report given by the International Energy Agency.
Solar energy has both advantages and disadvantages. Mentioned below are few advantages and disadvantages of Solar energy:
- Solar energy is Renewable energy source
- This kind of energy also reduces the electricity bills
- Solar energy can be used for diverse purposes (produce electricity, distil water, it can also be made into materials used for buildings).
- Low maintenance cost of solar energy systems.
To produce electricity for households, schools and communities in remote areas, PV panels are used increasingly. PV panels are also used for supplying power to water pumps and telecommunication.
- The price of purchasing solar system is really high.
- The solar energy is always depended on the weather.
- The storage of solar energy is really expensive.
- Solar energy consumes a lot of space.
These are the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy.
Solar energy is useful
The Sun helps our planet as a powerful source by giving us pure and reusable energy to power our world. The human race can be now less dependent on more costly and damaging source of power as solar energy is free of cost and does not create pollution. Solar energy is cost effective, user friendly so that they can easily beat the fossil fuels. By promoting the use of solar energy or any form of renewable energy, we can avoid air pollution, water pollution and soil pollution and make the Earth a better place to live in. Windvoltz is an organization