The Pros And Cons Of Small Scale Solar Energy

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The electricity we use comes from several different sources such as: Coal, Oil, Gas, Sun, Water, etc. And each energy source has its own energy transfer (above). Some have longer processes while others have shorter ones.
Positives and negatives of small scale solar power:
Solar power on a small scale, i.e. a house or farm, can be beneficial to some people as they may be exposed to a lot of sunlight. Some positives of small scale solar power: solar energy is free –once installed, panels pay for themselves and solar energy is totally free. Furthermore, as years go by, technology will be better, thus so will solar panels. However, the downside to this is installing solar panels requires a huge initial investment, usually around £7,000 to £10,000,depending on length of the panel and roof space. The sun is a renewable energy resource; solar energy is a silent and green energy and helps reduce your household’s carbon footprint. On the other hand, the making of the solar panels use up silicon and other toxic metals such as mercury, cadmium and
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However, non-renewable power also has big problems to the surrounding area for example: Drax releases CO2 and many other harmful gases into the environment doing so causes: respiratory effects, cardiovascular effects and nerve damage to people and animals in the surrounding areas. Furthermore, the more we use coal and oil the longer it will take for more to be made. Non-renewable power increases climate change and global warming. From releasing large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere the cost of using coal and other non-renewable energy sources could increase the public’s overall tax bill. With large scale non-renewable power and how bad it is to the environment it can cause some political groups to protest over it and maybe even riot. It can also be cause of recession in some

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