Solar Energy

Is Solar Energy better than other sources of energy?

Background:

In today's society, with the growing demand for energy, solar power could be a good alternative to the conventional forms of energy such as: fossil fuels, petroleum, coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear power. Solar energy uses the energy given off by the sun to create electrical energy that can be used to power a variety of sources such as common household appliances.
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Pros of Solar Power:

  • Gives off no pollution.
  • The process of producing energy from solar power is silent.
  • Works in remote locations such as space and deserts and the Antarctic.
  • Doesn't take up much space as an oil refinery; typically installed on rooftops of homes and cars.
  • Pays itself off.

Cons of Solar Power

  • Expensive installation.
  • Only able to create energy during daylight hours.
  • Weather and pollution can effect efficiency of solar panels.
Solar Energy