Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Solarnews - Solar Energy Can allow The Possibility for Many Benefits

Likely The most viable and cleanest form of renewable energy has to be Solar Power.

The perks of solar energy beat any other form of energy which can deplete the natural resources of our planet and pollute the environment. Oil and coal are not renewable. Once they are used, they are gone, and besides They take a different form which pollutes the environment. Solar energy uses the power of the sun which is trapped during the day and supplies energy during the day through storage batteries for use in the night. As long as we have the sun, we will have solar energy.

Road to a Greener Earth

One of the biggest advantages of solar energy is that it is non-polluting. It is also silent. The solar cells extract the energy from the sun without a beep. Compare this with noise polluting coal plants and one can figure out the benefit of shifting to solar energy. The solar cells have no moving parts so maintenance is almost negligible and the cells have a long lifetime.

The initial investment on solar panels and the installation of the system is at present expensive. But in the long run, benefits of solar energy generating systems pay for itself in terms of reduced energy bills. As the solar panels have a long life, once the investments costs are met, there is no more drain only gain. Once the system is installed and functioning well, you are free from blackouts and power outages and no more at the mercy of power generating companies.

According to Solarnews sites, if there are any downsides to Solar Energy it may be the initial cost but cost is no issue if you compare the benefits.

Solar energy at present costs two times as much as traditional sources of power generation which is oil and coal. But as natural sources of oil and coal deplete, the cost of producing energy from such sources will rise. The other downfall is that it is only possible to generate electricity during the daytime. But with good battery reserves this can be a non issue .