The main raw material for solar energy is the sun’s radiation, which can be converted into electricity or heat. It is a clean, free energy and, thanks to current technological advances, we can make even more use of the inexhaustible solar energy.
Do you know the benefits of this type of energy? In this article we will review the 7 most important benefits of this renewable energy source.
Solar energy has the least negative impact on the environment compared to any other energy source. It does not produce greenhouse gases and does not pollute water. It also requires very little water for maintenance, unlike nuclear power plants, for example, which require 20 times more water. Solar energy production does not generate noise, which is a great benefit, as many solar installations are located in urban areas, like solar home panels.
Generating your own electricity means you are less dependent on the supplier. This will immediately translate into savings on your energy bill. In addition, you can also earn money by selling the unused electricity you have generated back to the grid. Through the subsidies for the installation of photovoltaic systems that are offered, you can make your investment in renewable energy even more profitable.
The more energy you produce, the less you will need from the supplier, which will increase your energy independence.
Energy demand tends to be highest in the period from 20:00 to 22:00. Naturally, this is the period when the price of electricity peaks. Solar energy happens to reach its maximum production capacity during the hours when there is the most sunlight, so it will help us to reduce electricity consumption during those hours when the kWh is very expensive.
As long as there is sunshine, solar energy can be deployed anywhere. This is particularly useful for remote regions without access to any other source of electricity. There are a large number of people around the world without access to electricity.
Stand-alone solar systems could be implemented in these regions and improve the lives of millions of people. In addition, solar energy is also used to power spacecraft and ships.
Part of the energy, around 3-5%, is lost during transport and distribution. The longer the distances between production and supply points, the more energy is lost. These losses may not seem significant, but they can influence the performance of the installation in densely populated regions.
Having solar panels on the roof of a company building significantly reduces this distance and therefore increases the efficiency of solar installations.
The grid is less vulnerable to blackouts if there are many dispersed power plants. A grid with high solar penetration has thousands of widely dispersed power plants. This improves grid security in case of overload, natural disasters or man-made actions.
The benefits of solar energy are many, not least of which is job creation. A large part of the costs associated with solar systems come from the installation of the panels. This contributes to local job creation. The use of solar systems boosts the economy and positively affects the local community.
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