At a time when researchers and scientists around the world are ringing alarms for the devastation of the environment and its fatal consequences, solar energy is all the buzz world. The world is fighting against the time to switch to sustainable energy production approaches, in a bet to minimize any further degradation of the environment and possibly reverse the devastating impacts of CO2 emissions in the last two hundred years.
Among the various renewable energy sources that are currently being used commercially, solar energy is seen as the most viable alternative. As depicted by the name, the energy source, in this case, is Sun, which is natural and abundant across most areas in the world; thereby making it one of the most viable renewable energy sources. Solar radiations are converted into energy using photovoltaic cells, which we commonly refer to as solar panels. These silicon made solar panels can easily be installed at homes, commercial areas, or industries to meet the energy needs of customers.
In this blog below, we will be looking at some of the advantages of solar energy; just to convince you that it’s time you move on to environmentally friendly technology.
Advantages of Solar Energy
The first thought that comes as we heard solar energy is an environmentally friendly renewable energy source that may be our most potent asset to fight climate change and environmental degradation. In fact, even amongst the other renewable energy sources like hydropower or wind power, solar energy has the least negative impact on our environment with a minimal carbon footprint. The photovoltaic cells used to generate energy from radiation don’t produce any harmful and toxic greenhouse gases. Also, the energy and water required to produce photovoltaic cells are minimum, even as compared to other renewable energy sources. Thereby, when you switch to solar energy, you can be sure of contributing your part towards a sustainable environment.
Reduce Energy Bills
Energy bills are often the single biggest bills in various developing countries like Pakistan, India, and others. The higher energy bills are also a big menace for businesses and industries as they try to keep their production costs lower.
When you install solar panels at your place, you greatly reduce your dependence on electricity from the national or regional grid. And besides the initial cost of installation (which may be a bit higher), you get to enjoy absolutely free energy for 20 to 25 years (that’s the life of solar panel). Besides, the solar panels don’t need any special maintenance, so you got no worries about maintaining these panels either.
Sells Energy To The Grid
Net Metering is a unique concept that is developed across many countries across the world including Pakistan. The concept enables solar panel owners to sell any excess energy produced by the solar grid to the national grid, thereby opening up a new channel of revenue earnings.
Many industries and even homeowners install big solar panels grid at their place which generates more energy than the electricity needs. This excess energy is then sold to the traditional grid through the concept of Net Metering and thereby you enjoy a new income source from your solar panels.
Reduce Chances Of Energy Loss
One of the biggest concern for businesses and industries remain frequent energy outs due to load management by the national grids. This results in a massive loss in productivity, forcing many industries to go out of the competition as they are unable to keep up with the order delivery timeline.
By installing solar panels at their facility, industries and businesses can ensure a consistent and reliable supply of energy, maximize their productivity, and boost their revenues.