What is solar power?
Solar energy comes from the sun and is also primary source of energy for our planet. Many years ago, few scientists came up with an idea to capture sun rays in order to generate electricity. They used some solar devices to capture sun rays and converted that energy into electricity.
Solar energy is known to mankind since thousands of years.You can use it for drying, cooking, agriculture, warming up water and for various other purposes.
These days’ solar panels are widely used for both household as well as industrial purposes. You will find them installed in various towns and villages, where electricity is not available.
Solar power advantages
Solar energy is definitely a better choice than any other source of energy. There are many good reasons to use it for various energy needs. It becomes practically free after recovery of your initial investment. In many cases, the government also provides financial incentives for end-users to reduce their cost. As it does not require any fuel to operate, so you don’t have to worry about increasing fuel prices overtime. It also provides you immediate savings, which keep building up for many years to come.
Unlike other sources, solar energy is clean, renewable and sustainable and protects our environment. It does not pollute the environment with release of harmful gases like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, mercury and other toxic chemicals. So, it does not contribute towards global warming and acid rains.
You can also use solar energy to offset your utility supplied energy consumption. It can substantially cut down on your electricity bill and will continue to supply power even if your basic home/business electricity runs out. The system can operate independently without any connection to power or gas grid at all. Due to these features, you can also install them in remote locations to provide electricity to a new site.
The use of solar power also contributes to a sustainable future by reducing our dependency on other sources of energy.