Sustainable Energy- SOLAR POWER

WHAT IS SOLAR ENERGY?

Sunlight is a renewable energy source. Solar panels convert sunlight into usable energy. Solar thermal panels use sunlight to heat water for washing and heating, while solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert sunlight into electricity.

No harmful gases come from a solar panel!

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The government wants you to be green! The provide tax credits and grants to help with the purchase of solar, any renewable energy for that matter.

Solar Power Advantages

  • Tax Credits/ Grants
  • Renewable
  • Abundant
  • Easy Installation
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Good Availability
  • Reduces Electricity Costs
  • Shared Solar
  • Silent
  • Financial Support from Government/State
  • Low Maintenance

Solar Power Disadvantages

  • Expensive
  • Intermittent
  • Energy Storage is Expensive
  • Associated with Pollution
  • Requires Space

The sun is always present and even the cloudiest days have some sun power available for the solar panels to soak up.

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" The sun is simply one big battery for us"

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