Solar. Of course solar energy is being promoted globally and in the US. It has its ups and downs. You’re probably wondering why the title is “So-So Solar.” For example, a disadvantage to investing in solar panels is it’s expensive to have them installed, but in the long run, you have clean, green energy to use.
A National Geographic blog post by solar panel manufacturer about MiaSolé by Daniel Kammen gives reasons why the U.S. should save this company, not only to save them, but also give an advantage to having a greener future. Long story short, the blog post offers some persuasive facts on how and why we should save the company. Kammen’s blog post gives some ups and downs to solar energy. Solar energy has many advantages:
- Cost Efficient
- Environmentally and Economically Friendly
- It’s abundant
- Renewable source of energy; all of the power comes from the sun
- If you invest in solar once, the energy is unlimited
- Cost Effective – the sun is free. NO charge for it.
- The Price of installation can be high, but in the long run it’s worth it.
- The cost of the equipment is also declining due to advantages in technology.
- The prices of fossil fuels are on the rise and will continue to grow.
- The actual cost of solar energy for homes are low
- Power bills can be reduced by selling back power to energy companies
In a perfect world, solar would be really cheap and everyone would carpool and use electric cars and such, but sadly that isn’t the case. Solar has its advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the important ones.
Some Solar energy disadvantages are:
– Initial cost of installation is expensive
– Weather or air pollution can interfere by causing it to be difficult harvest the suns’ energy.
Personally, I think solar energy is a great idea for restaurant chains, and even small businesses. Maybe even your own homes. I talked to my parents about using solar energy, or even using the green plan that our energy company offers. In conclusion, if solar energy doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, just give it a try! i’m positive that you will make the big switch.