Advantages and Disadvantages of SOLAR ENERGY

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4. Low/ no maintenance

  • Solar Energy systems are virtually maintenance free and will last for decades.
  • Once installed, there are no recurring costs.
  • They operate silently, have no moving parts, do not release offensive smells and do not require you to add any fuel.
  • More solar panels can easily be added inrepparttar future when your family's needs grow.

Solar Energy Disadvantages

  • The initial cost isrepparttar 150139 main disadvantage of installing a solar energy system, largely because ofrepparttar 150140 high cost ofrepparttar 150141 semi-conducting materials used in building one.
  • The cost of solar energy is also high compared to non-renewable utility-supplied electricity. As energy shortages are becoming more common, solar energy is becoming more price-competitive.
  • Solar panels require quite a large area for installation to achieve a good level of efficiency.
  • The efficiency ofrepparttar 150142 system also relies onrepparttar 150143 location ofrepparttar 150144 sun, although this problem can be overcome withrepparttar 150145 installation of certain components.
  • The production of solar energy is influenced byrepparttar 150146 presence of clouds or pollution inrepparttar 150147 air.
  • Similarly, no solar energy will be produced during nighttime although a battery backup system and/or net metering will solve this problem. See for details on how net metering allows you to save electricity and money.
  • As far as solar powered cars go - their slower speed might not appeal to everyone caught up in today's rat race.

To learn more about solar energy, go to

You'll discover ...

  • what solar energy is
  • how solar energy works
  • interesting facts about solar energy
  • how much solar energy costs
  • passive solar energy for homes, and
  • how to build solar energy systems
  • There's a whole section for students, teachers and parents; whiles homeowners can obtain FREE QUOTES for their solar energy projects. You'll find book and product reviews plus some helpful energy saving tips.

    Please email any questions to

    The author strives to make make more people aware of the benefits of using solar energy through her website

Employ passive solar energy and start saving electricity today.

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To learn more about solar energy, go to

You'll discover ...

What it is

How it works

Interesting Facts

Advantages and Disadvantages

The History

The Cost

Solar energy for students

Solar energy products

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Solar fountains

Solar garden lights

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