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The Practical Advantages of Solar Power
A lot of people have dreamed of harnessing the power of the sun to create energy and electricity that can be used to power homes, communities and industries. Many have looked into this source of power as a replacement for the world’s dwindling and pollution-creating supply of fossil fuels.
Many have also fantasized of collecting solar power through space stations and diverting it for heating purposes. This includes providing the source of energy for power plants that will distribute electricity to the community. Although these visions seem ideal, the cost of establishing such an endeavor would be tremendous.
However, recent developments in solar power technology have made it more efficient and affordable. The following are some of the advantages that one can get through the use of this technology.
- Solar energy is free and abundant. It is one of the natural sources of energy in the planet that is readily available.
- The energy from the sun is inexhaustible. The sun will still be there for millions of years to come.
- The sun produces energy very consistently. This consistent energy is enough to fill up power cells with enough energy that can power practical appliances and gadgets.
- Solar energy is clean energy. It creates no residue nor can it cause harm to the environment. This is different from fossils fuels that caused most of the environmental pollution in the earth.
- Several portable devices and appliances are currently being developed that is powered by solar power. Examples are energy sources for fan motors that can be used for exhaust, or solar panels that can heat water in tanks.
- The technology and development of solar panels have made it smaller, more efficient and less expensive. The number of companies engaging and developing this technology is slowly growing and can result to even more practical and efficient solar panels.
- Storage technologies have also been developed that can store large amounts of energy and longer usage time. This same technology makes it possible for hybrid cars to run with solar power. The same technology can be applied in the home to power appliances.
In summary, solar power offers a practical and innovative way to save energy and cut down on electrical bills. It is geared towards the next step in providing a solution to the energy crisis.