We see solar panels on houses, commercial buildings and even on poles. They are everywhere. Solar energy is being discussed by governments. Then we witness crazy weather cycles and hear about damage to the ozone layer. Are these two things connected?
The Advantages of Using Solar Power
They most certainly are connected. Our planet has never faced such challenging times. Using finite resources like coal and natural gas is expensive, harmful to the environment and has us dependent on its availability. On the other hand, solar power has a heap of fabulous benefits. Here are just a few.
- It’s free
- It’s good for the environment
- It saves you money
- It takes you off the grid
Solar energy relies on the Sun and to date no government has imposed a tax on sunlight. Of course the panels and associated equipment are not free but once in place, the energy supply costs absolutely nothing. Sunlight is plentiful, full of energy and free.
Solar energy is renewable energy. Unlike coal, oil and gas, sunshine is infinite. It’s always there. The energy generated by the Sun is great for the environment. Solar energy doesn’t damage the ozone layer. It’s a green source of energy leaving no carbon footprint. Using solar power makes you feel good as you’re helping the planet.
If you’re paying an energy company today for gas and/or electricity, you won’t need to be told that power bills are expensive and getting more expensive. Once your solar panels are up and running, your power bills are greatly reduced or, in many cases, non-existent. Solar saves you big bucks. What’s not to like about that?
Solar is flexible
It doesn’t have to be a panel on your roof. If you have space on your property, solar panels can be located anywhere the Sun does shine. And as the solar boom rolls out, more jobs are created – making, transporting and installing solar panels. It has economic benefits as well.
Solar energy is the future. Be a part of it.