Advantages And Disadvantages Of Solar Energy

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Register to read the introduction… There are many convieneces to solar power, but of course nothing is perfect. It is more convienet for the consumer because they will not have to purchase things to run their house or car, they could just have the solar pannels themselves and be independent. The one and major inconveience of solar power is what do you do on a cloudy day? Or if one place does not get a lot of sun how can it run?

Advantages: Solar energy is a renewable resource that is environmentally friendly. Unlike fossil fuels, solar energy is available just about everywhere on earth. And this source of energy is free, immune to rising energy prices. Solar energy can be used in many ways - to provide heat, lighting, mechanical power and electricity.

Disadvantages:It can overheat if the windows and thermal mass are not balanced. Large amounts of south-facing glass can cause problems with glare and privacy. The thermal mass used for heat storage should not be covered by carpet or blocked by furnishings. Furnishings and fabrics exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can degrade or change color. South-facing windows need summer shading and a nighttime insulative covering in winter. Nighttime insulation can be provided by exterior-mounted panels, interior draperies, shutters, pop-in panels, or other insulating window
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Everything will be run by solar power; our homes, our cars, our street lights, to any basic tool that needs energy to function. We are going to have to invest more into this source of energy because right now it is not capable of running the world we live in. I fear we will wait too long to invest and will be stuck in a "dark age" and I mean that literally too. Also we need to advance it further because we are going to need it to be able to store energy on the days that it is cloudy. It is capable of doing that today but not anywhere near the efficiency we need it to

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