Disadvantages Of Solar Energy
There are many more advantages than disadvantages of solar energy, yet this article will cover the disadvantages
of using solar energy to generate electricity.
Alternatively, you can take a look at some of the many advantages of solar power a little further down this
We hope the information below will be of great use to you in understanding some of the implications which solar
energy can place upon us.
Disadvantages of Solar Energy :
- One of the main disadvantages of solar energy is the initial cost of the equipment used to harness the
suns energy. Solar energy technologies still remain a costly alternative to the use of readily available
fossil fuel technologies. As the price of solar panels decreases, we are likely to see an increase in the
use of solar cells to generate electricity.
- A solar energy installation requires a large area for the system to be efficient in providing a source of
electricity. This may be a disadvantage in areas where space is short, or expensive (such as inner
- Pollution can be a disadvantage to solar panels, as pollution can degrade the efficiency of photovoltaic
cells. Clouds also provide the same effect, as they can reduce the energy of the suns rays. This certain
disadvantage is more of an issue with older solar components, as newer designs integrate technologies to
overcome the worst of these effects.
- Solar energy is only useful when the sun is shining. During the night, your expensive solar equipment will
be useless, however the use of solar battery chargers can help to reduce the effects of this disadvantage.
- The location of solar panels can affect performance, due to possible obstructions from the surrounding
buildings or landscape.
So there we have the main disadvantages of using solar energy to generate electricity for our homes and
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Although the negative points above may put the majority of people off, the advantages can be
greater incentive over the above points.
Using solar energy to generate electricity is one of the greatest achievements by mankind, and is set for even
greater things in the future.
Non Disadvantages Of Solar Energy :
There exists many different non disadvantages of solar energy related to using solar energy on a large and small
You are able to produce solar power for your home through increasingly easier and cheaper methods related to
this natural energy source.
One of the main non disadvantages of solar energy system for your home is the lack of pollution given off by
solar panels when generating electricity.
The only pollution you could associate with a solar power cell would be the production of the cell, and
transportation of the cell until it reaches your home, then maybe the use of electricity to power the tools needed
while your panel is installed and maintained.
An example of a disadvantages of solar energy would be the initial cost (one of the very few disadvantages
associated with solar technology).
Or you could DIY and save thousands of dollors on the initial cost and you realize the savings you could make
over the coming months and years on your electricity bill. Rather than just trying to make even with your initial
cost of paying contrators to do it for you.
Another non disadvantages of solar energy is that the energy source (the sun) is completely renewable unlike the
source which is probably generating your current power supply.
Take a moment to think of the most likely source of the power you are using to read this article.
Advantages of solar energy also include the ability to harness power in remote locations.
This has proved a very important advantage of solar power in order to bring electricity to some of the most
remote places on earth.
A home solar power system can make a huge difference to mountain communities where it may be hard to construct
power lines in order to reach such areas.
Newer technologies have enabled us to store the solar electricity we harness though the use of solar power
battery chargers. This is a huge advantage of why you should integrate solar power to influence your home power
Making solar panels are the easyest and cheapest way to save 50% to 100% on your enregy bill. For me thats
awesome. Why buy solar panels when you can make 2 or 3 or maybe even 4 solar panels for the price of just ONE.
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