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Benefits of Solar Panels – 5 Things You Didn’t Know

5 Benefits You Didn’t Know About Solar Panels

We all know that climate change is real. There are many elements of factors that lead to global warming and climate change. Therefore, many countries across the world are focusing on establishing eco-friendly policies to promote green energy products.

One of them is “Solar Panels.” Solar panels use sunlight to produce electricity. Solar panels comprise several smaller units called photovoltaic cells, which convert sunlight into electricity.

Solar energy or power is an unlimited source of renewable energy. It does not produce carbon dioxide emissions in the air because it does not require resources like wind, water, or fuel. This makes it one of the popular energy-producing systems when it comes to eco-friendliness.

In this article, we are going to tell you about 5 benefits you didn’t know about solar panels. Read on!

 

1. Produce Renewable Energy

The primary benefit of installing solar panels is the production of renewable energy. Solar panels can harness renewable energy in all areas of the world. Simply put, it is available everywhere and every day.

People will never run out of solar power – unlike some other energy sources. As long as we have the sun and we use solar panels, we will have unlimited solar energy. According to scientists, sunlight will be available for at least five billion years.

Even in cloudy weather, solar panels can absorb the energy from the sun needed to create power. However, the rate at which they produce power will be much greater on sunny days when there is direct sunlight as this enables the panels to produce the maximum amount of power.

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2. Reduced Power Bills

The installation of solar panels will allow you to produce free electricity. So, your power bills will drop because your primary source of electricity is solar energy. The amount of money you will save on your power bill depends on the size of the solar panel system as well as your electricity and heat usage.

Not only will you save a lot on your electricity bills, but there is also a great possibility to receive substantial payments for the surplus energy that is exported back to the grid.

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3. Low Maintenance Costs

Generally, your solar panel system won’t require a lot of maintenance. The only thing you need to do is to keep them clean. If you think you can’t clean your solar panels properly, you can hire professional cleaning companies that offer this service from around $20-30. Moreover, most companies manufacturing solar panels offer 20-25 years warranty.

Similarly, it is no surprise to tell you that there is no wear and tear because there are no moving parts. You just need to change the investor after 5-10 years because it works uninterruptedly to convert solar power into heat and electricity. You also need to maintain the cables to ensure maximum efficiency. So much so, the maintenance won’t cause you much.

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4. Eco-friendliness

The production of power using solar panels does not generate noise pollution. This is one of the primary aspects for installation in urban areas. At the same time, your solar panels won’t generate any waste since this system does not need high-level maintenance.

Likewise, solar panels are designed to highly withstand the environmental impact in extreme weather conditions.

 

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5. Easy Installation

The simplicity and ease of the installation mean that you can install them almost anywhere – for instance, you can take advantage of both horizontal and vertical spaces with no specific use. This indeed is an important aspect.

Also, the flexibility and popularity of the system facilitate the process of installation of small and medium-scale solar panel projects with the added benefit that you can expand the installation depending on your needs at any given time. Lastly, you can provide electricity in remote locations.

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Conclusion

Climate change is real and the time for sustainable energy sources is now. By installing solar panels, you will generate sustainable energy from the sun. Doing so will reduce the amount of money you spend on your power bills. The cost of maintaining solar panels is low and there are many benefits to our environment. To top it all off, they are easy to install and can be installed anywhere in the world, even remote locations.

For my recomendations on the best solar panels, please read my online review here. 

 

A Few Final Thoughts

If you ever need a helping hand or have any questions about solar panels or want to leave a comment of your own, please do so in the space provided below. I will be more than happy to answer them as best to my knowledge and would enjoy hearing from you.

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All the best,

Eco_Catherine

ecocatherine@about-going-green.com

 

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Reader Comments

  1. Hi Catherine, thanks for sharing this enlighting article on the benefits of solar panels. You are doing a great job with your site, helping us realize that we must start thinking more green. I too believe installing solar panels is the best way to produce sustainable energy for your household. It should be promoted more often! Thanks again, and good luck! Ivan 🙂

  2. Great Ino Cathering. I knew the solar panesl were good, but I did not really know exactly all the benefits. This 5 point you mentioned are more than enough for install them!

    I already have a solar oven for the yard, and it´s awesome how it works. And what you pointed out it´s true, you will neve run out of sun! (well, at least through your life :))

    I am not sure if you need batteries to hold the energy or it´s used as is comes?

    Thank you very much for this post, I loved it!

    Jason

    1. Hi Jason, having batteries to store energy is a personal choice. Often people living in countries with short daylight hours over the winter choose to invest in a battery bank to get them through this time of the year. It also depends on how much power you generate vs how much you use. If you are making more than you use, the logical thing would be to sell it back to the national grid or store it. I hope this helps.

  3. Coming from a hot sunny country like South Africa and with the electricity shortage that we are experiencing currently, more an more people in South Africa including myself are exploring solar power as a solution to this ever growing problem of electricity shortage due to the mismanagement of the countries resources.

    However, the South African government is taxing people quite heavily on solar panels instead of subsidising residents that invest in solar panels and which should be encouraged as it will surely help with the countries current electricity shortage crisis.

    The UK where I am now residing is doing exactly the right thing where they are actually subsidising those residents investing in solar panels to ensure greener surroundings.

    I understood that solar panels are incredibly expensive however. Am I correct in saying so? How much does it cost on average to provide an average three bedroom house with solar power? How many solar panels would you need? And is solar panel power sufficient to power high powered items around the house?

    1. Hey there Schalk, I was unaware of the electricity shortage in Africa. Sorry to hear this.

      I was aware of the subsidies granted to people who purchase solar in the UK and agree this method encourages people to make the transition to a more environmentally friendly energy source.

      The cost of solar panels is decreasing because the market for them is growing and they are becoming more popular. The quality is also increasing meaning that you are now able to get solar panels that will generate enough power to supply high powered appliances. They should still be considered as an investment because the initial installation will be quite expensive. Follow the link in the article for prices. t will cost you roughly 15-30k. To install the reliable setup that you describe in your comment above.

      During the summer, a suitable set up would be able to provide enough power for a three-bedroom home. and I believe you should also be able to sell the extra energy you create back to the national grid. Having a large battery bank will also enable you to save the excess power and use it later in the year when the days are shorter.

      Because the daylight hours are much shorter in the winter, the amount of energy you collect will be less at this time of year. That is why I would recommend investing is a good battery bank too.

      I hope this information was helpful. If you have any further questions, please just ask.

  4. Fantastic blog, I wish everyone would get on board with solar panel. We have solar panels and have noticed a difference in our electricity costs. Great information. thanks

  5. As always, an informative post with great points! Getting solar panels at some things I really hope to do, especially long-term. I know that this warm help to reduce my impact on the environment and at the same time is a great source of energy and potentially some side money!

    I was surprised to learn how low maintenance they are, but it makes sense considering the lack of moving parts.

    Thank you for sharing,
    James

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