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Solar Energy: Advantages Outweigh the Disadvantages

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Started: 1/30/2018 Category: Science
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After a discussion with a friend about solar energy, I couldn't convince him that solar is the best option for our future energy needs. So I decided to create this debate to bring more light about this topic.

There are so many positive sides to having solar power to harness energy. The advantages clearly outweigh the disadvantages (in my opinion).

1. Except For Equipment & Installation " It"s FREE: Over the longer term, as traditional energy prices continue to escalate, solar power will in fact get cheaper. The source of the energy is free (the sun) and your only costs are for the equipment and the installation. This makes it a huge economic advantage, especially as the years pass.

2. Longevity " Solar energy is renewable. Unlike fossil fuels, the sun will always be around in the future, and we can harness it as long as we like. A quality solar panel system can last upwards of 25 years.


3. Solar Powered Systems Are Quiet " when a boiler runs, it emits a loud noise. Solar power is totally quiet, and produces no noise while it creates energy.

4. Solar Power Is Completely Green " We live in an increasingly green minded society. People are growing increasingly wary of the harm that traditional energy methods like fossil fuels are doing to our planet. Solar power is totally clean.

5. Solar Panels Are Easily Maintained " Solar panels tend to last a very long time, and rarely "break" (there are no moving parts). Even cleaning requirements are fairly sparse with a once a year checkup normally enough.


6. Solar energy on the go. Portable solar panels are available in many different shapes and sizes. And they are cheap. You can find very good setups for under $50. What's better than recharging your phone or DSRL camera with free energy from the sun.


7. Solar power panels and technology is improving incredibly fast. Monocrystalline solar panels have an efficiency of around 22 percent and studies already show that the potential ca be doubled in the future.


8. Some people believe that your home value can increase with the installation of solar panels because they allow the buyer to benefit from cheap energy.

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