Since the increased awareness of Global Warming, people have become more open to the idea of finding renewable sources of energy to mitigate the environmental issues the world is currently facing. Among the renewable sources proposed was the use of solar panels, which has gained popularity in recent years both with the residential and commercial spaces. There are indeed notable advantages of the use of this type of power generating system but some would also point out disadvantages. Generally, however, experts agree that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
Some of the most notable benefits of using this type of renewable source of energy include the following:
1. The sun can be the most genuine natural resource that is beyond the commerce of man.
While the system to harvest the sun’s energy may be what is within the commerce of man, no company, country, or nation can monopolize the use of the sun for profit, at least at present times. Hence, as long as the system for harvesting power is installed, the person having installed the same can exploit the energy of the sun for his or her own use without unnecessarily depriving others.
2. It is the one of the most cost-efficient sources of renewable energy.
The most recent study of how much can be saved when using solar energy was in 2011. The study showed that the savings could reach somewhere within $10,000 to $30,000; although in regions where the sun is generous, the projected savings was pegged at $65,000. The use of the sun’s energy can really be one of the most efficient ways to save on energy cost. Some people would argue that installing the solar panels can be costly but the cost of installation, when looking at long-term effects, can save a homeowner or entrepreneur thousands of money compared to how much is being spent in using non-renewable sources of energy.
3. It mitigates the effects of Global Warming.
Scientists have already confirmed that the earth is facing the challenge of Global Warming no matter how much country leaders deny the phenomenon. The effects of Global Warming have been felt much stronger now with rapidly changing temperatures, unusually greatly devastating typhoons, and many more. The clear message that research is trying to tell everyone is that we need to find a way to mitigate the effects of Global Warming or we will suffer greater consequences, loss of lives and rapid decrease of resources included. Hence, turning to renewable sources of energy could be what can help save the earth.