Solar Energy

By: Jonathan Hobbs

What is it?

Solar energy (solar power) is radiant energy emitted by the sun. The sun's energy can be used after it is captured by solar panels and stored.

The Cost

The cost of solar energy can be expensive. The first cost is the equipment (solar panels, etc.), which can cost from 10,000 to 15,000 dollars. Someone also would have to pay for installation and permits, which can cost from 5,000 to 8,000 dollars. There might also be some maintenance fees which can vary depending on any damage.

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Drawbacks

Cons

Solar panels can be very expensive. They also need sunlight, so they cannot collect solar energy at night. However, they can store the energy the collected from the sun during the day.