One would normally expect a solar company to provide information on what makes solar power beneficial. However, switching to solar energy is a huge decision. Aside from the money you have to spend on installation, there will be some major changes on your property and the way you use your energy source. It is just proper for you to be well informed on both the advantages and disadvantages of switching to solar energy.
It’s hard to find fault in solar power. Generally speaking, it is much better than traditional sources of energy. It uses clean energy coming from the sun, which is why even the government offers incentives to those who choose to switch. However, it is not as perfect as it seems. Read on to know more about the pros and cons of solar power.
The Advantages of Solar Energy
Solar energy is a renewable power source. As earlier mentioned, it uses clean energy coming from the sun. It greatly reduces your household’s carbon footprint and so if you want to live a life that’s friendlier to the environment, switching to solar energy is a great option.
Because it uses energy from the sun, which is free, solar power is free. Once you already have the panels installed on your property, you can use energy as much as you like without worrying about your energy bill at all. It requires very little maintenance over the years and is durable enough to last for decades. In fact, solar panels are made very durable because these are exposed to varying weather conditions outdoors.
The Disadvantages of Solar Energy
As mentioned previously, solar energy is not perfect. It is a fairly new technology that still continues to develop and improve over time. It is very costly to install. In fact, many homeowners push back installation of solar panels simply because they believe they are unable to afford it.
Furthermore, solar panels take up a lot of space. Many choose to place them on the roof of their home’s structure to save standing space that they can use for other things. Other than the space taken by panels, the equipment used to run solar panels also take up space. You must also know that you need to get a solar battery backup, which costs extra, for you to store energy. Without it, you may go without power in case of power outages. Solar power systems may still require a bit of traditional power to run.
Despite the disadvantages mentioned, the advantages still prove to make solar energy worth it. It is best to discuss with your solar contractor for more details and so you can check on your options especially when you’re taken back by the disadvantages above.
TEO Solar is a top solar contractor that offers budget-friendly and high-quality solar panel installations for both residential and commercial properties. We are available in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Bunnell, and nearby areas. Call us at 386-437-2671 for consultation and a free estimate.
Bill has been a solar professional for more than 30 years, and has extensive experience in all things solar. During this time, he has seen solar grow, evolve, and improve. His passion is solar.