Wildfires and public safety power shutoffs seem to be common incidents in Oregon and California, hurricanes continue to ravage states along the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, and then there’s the winter storm earlier this year that turned Texas on its head. If there’s anything the past few years have shown us, it’s that climate change is a growing concern. And it’s these extreme weather events that have challenged the way many are approaching their energy use.
Due to rolling blackouts or precautions for energy consumption because the electrical grid is overwhelmed, homeowners are considering Solar Power more than usual. Here is the good news about solar energy that eliminates typical homeowner concerns. Renewable energy like solar power helps reduce the greenhouse gasses coming from the nation's fossil fuel use. With a solar installation, homeowners can harness the power of the sun during the day as Solar Panels collect electricity generated from the sun. This clean energy not only will eliminate your electric bill, but also helps us fight against Climate Change.
Solar energy helps reduce a homeowner’s need to pull energy from the electrical grid. Solar Panels allow homeowners to reap the benefits of owning a solar system. Our solar cells have a broader light-trapping surface than conventional solar cells. Due to this technology get 55% more energy over a 25-year period than conventional panels. These combined efforts of technology plus industry knowledge can help homeowners become less grid reliant, many times enough to start seeing major savings on their utility bills.
Solar storage solutions are affordable and easy to finance with SunPower’s lease, loan and cash options. With solar power at the helm, homeowners have the freedom to take control of their energy and be better prepared when unexpected weather events occur.
Advantages of Solar Energy1. Renewable Energy Source - Harness The power of the sun anywhere around the world
2. Reduces Electricity Bills - More stored energy means smaller electric bill
3. Diverse Solar Usability - Can Take power where there is no power
4. Low Maintenance Costs - Relatively Low to maintain as system doesn't need much maintenance
5. Technology Development - As technology progresses cost may decline
Disadvantages of Solar Energy1. Cost - The cost of the system can cost a pretty penny
2. Weather-Dependent - Low energy collection during fog or rain, and cannot be collected at night
3. Solar Energy Storage Is Expensive - Energy stored in batteries can get costly
4. Uses a Lot of Space - The more you store the more Solar Panels you will need
5. Associated with Pollution - Transport of system and some manufacturing practices cause slight pollution