Five Reasons For And Against Solar Energy
As the world begins to recognize the damage, we have done to the Earth; renewable sources of energy are being examined. The benefits are numerous for solar energy, and the disadvantages are great. Weighing all the pros and cons is simply prolonging the time people should be using towards educating others about solar energy and if it is doable in the next ten or fifteen years.
Five Positive Reasons for Solar Energy
- Solar Energy does not produce any greenhouse gases. The most harmful byproduct created from emissions turning into deadly gasses trapped in our atmosphere.
- Solar Energy allows people the freedom to live their lives off the grid. The electricity generated from solar energy powers their household, and they owe nothing to the electric or power companies.
- Estimations calculate that the world’s reserve on oil will only last thirty-forty more years.
- Solar energy is free. There are costs to harnessing it, and converting it into our homes. But once the initial cost has been paid off, you can enjoy free electricity.
- There is an infinite supply of solar energy. We are not going to be running out soon, or have to watch how much we use because there is no shortage of sunshine.
Five Negative Reasons for Solar Energy
- The installation costs of solar panels are very high. Try to imagine paying for your power usage upfront of about thirty years’ worth of power to your home.
- Solar Energy storage technologies have a long way to go in the development process. The batteries currently, are large and expensive. There are hopes for a boost in this category in the near future.
- Efficiency of solar energy improves every day, but as of now, effectively powering a building, a large surface amount is required.
- Solar power is not realistic at night or on a cloudy day.
- The construction going on in the desert and other places to erect solar power plants is negatively affecting wildlife and birds.