Advantages of solar power are many. Although solar power is an energy source that we have only recently tapped into, it may easily become the most important energy source of the future.
Ø Solar power is a renewable and natural resource.
Ø Solar power is non-polluting. Unlike oil, solar power does not emit greenhouse gases or carcinogens into the air.
Ø Light and energy from the sun costs nothing. Once you purchase the equipment to collect and convert energy from the sun, it costs you nothing to run.
Ø Solar cells require little maintenance.
Ø Solar cells can last a lifetime.
Ø Solar power is silent.
Ø Solar energy can be used to heat water, dry clothes, heat swimming pools, power attic fans, power small appliances, produce light for both indoors and outdoors, and even to power cars, among other things.
Ø In 1990, an aircraft powered solely by the sun crossed the United States.
Ø When you use solar energy, you and your home become independent on foreign or other sources of energy which raise costs quickly.
Ø To run solar water pumps, you do not even need to connect to a gas or power grid.
Ø Solar energy cannot be produced at night.
Ø Of course, realize you can have a battery backup system for your solar energy system that will take care of the problems that could arise when the sun does not.
Ø You can install solar energy in remote locations.
Ø If there is a power outage, but you run on solar, you will still have electricity!
Ø As your energy needs grow, you can add more solar panels
Ø Technology for solar energy is constantly improving.