Energy derived from heat and radiation of the sun is known as solar energy. This energy is the most common source of energy since traditions and is freely available. With the advancement in the technology, this source is explored to generate other uses to benefit the society.
Advantages of solar energy
There are plenty of reasons that supports the use of solar energy. Here given below are some advantages to look upon.
- Solar energy is abundant
The solar energy is abundant. At any given point of the day the sun’s radiation is available. Sunlight is everywhere and this source of energy is inexhaustible until sun vanishes. Even if it is a cloudy day the we receive the sun’s radiation therefore it can be used as a renewable source of energy.
- Sunlight is free
Being the natural resource of energy, you don’t pay for it. Of course if you are installing any equipment to harness the solar energy, the initial cost of the equipment and its installation is an investment but will benefit you in long run as the power bill reduces.
- Pollution free
It is termed as non polluting source of energy because it do not emit harmful gases like carbon dioxide. It is also used as an alternative source of energy for coal, gas, petroleum that harms the environment. The panels and other equipments used to harness the solar energy do not produce noise or smell.
- Solar energy is available at every corner of the world
No matter how remote is the area and how inaccessible it is, the sun still shines there. The option of generating power from sun is always available in such places.
- Low maintenance cost of solar equipment
Once the solar equipments are placed, the cost incurred in their maintenance is very low. The initial cost is incurred at the time of installing the solar equipments but does not comes with recurring cost.
- Benefits home and business:
Solar energy can be deployed by homes and business users as it do not require huge set ups like wind or geothermal energy.