Solar energy is the most abundant and freely available energy source to human mankind. For a long time humans have been trying to use solar energy for different applications in day to day life.
We all have learnt many lessons due to COVID – 19 lockdown. One of the most important lessons is we all need to unitedly make efforts to keep our environment clean. We all have a hidden desire to keep air clean post lock-down also. But it will not be possible unless we shift to renewable sources from gasoline and coal based energy in our day to day lives. Solar energy is the best alternative with lots of benefits.
Solar energy provides us multidimensional benefits. Some of benefits for solar energy are:
First and most important benefit of solar energy is its low impact on the environment. Best lesson learnt from the lockdown of COVID – 19 is that gasoline energy applications are the main reason behind environmental hazards. Nature can quickly recover itself from hazardous pollution caused by gasoline products. COVID – 19 has given us a chance to rethink our priorities and move to better energy sources.
In alternatives to gasoline energy sources, Solar energy stands as a strongest competitor. Sun is eminent for the existence of humans, so is its energy. Since there is no pollution involved in harnessing the process of solar energy so it considerably reduces our footprint. Dangerous gases released from the combustion process will be reduced. PM 2.5 , PM 10 and other dangerous gases levels will be reduced,which are a matter of great concern currently.
Land / Water Pollution
There are many incidents where oil leakage or drill failures have made huge chunks of land / water uninhabitable. Oil leakages create a layer over water which reduces dissolved oxygen in water, killing all aquatic life in that area. Fly ash from coal power stations is a huge disposable problem and creates a problem of barren land.
Solar energy can be produced at the point of consumption. So it also reduces overhead transport of gasoline products. Which in itself is a great source of pollution. Enormous amounts of Trucks , Trains and Ships will not be required if each area is self sufficient from local energy production.
Initially ways of harnessing solar energy were very costly. But we have come a long way down and now in 2020 the price of solar panels, inverters and other related products have decreased drastically. PV solar systems have benefits for both individuals and society.
Reduced Electricity Bills
Generating electricity from the PV solar system will immediately help reduce electricity bills via net metering. Rooftop installations under net metering have made solar systems financially viable. With current PV solar system costs and electricity unit cost, the payback period has been reduced to mere 3 to 4 years for residential and commercial buildings.
Electricity during downtime
With the help of off grid systems along with storage batteries we can power homes, offices during grid downtime. So in emergency situations the availability of solar energy can be quite handy.
Improves Grid Security
The grid is less vulnerable to blackouts if there are many power plants which are spread out. A grid with high penetration of solar energy has thousands of energy production centers which are widely spread out. This improves the security of the grid in case of overload, natural or human-caused disasters.
Power to inaccessible areas
Solar energy is abundantly available all over the world. For far flung areas where it is extremely difficult/nonviable to transport electricity, solar energy becomes savior. Small solar power grids are set for those areas.
Solar energy can be harnessed or used for many different applications like
- Can be used distill water in regions with limited clean water supplies.
- Power satellites in space.
- To power tools for the wanderers.
Solar energy systems are very low maintenance if installed properly. Generally for PV solar systems regularly cleaning them is sufficient. High quality solar panels provide degradation warranty for 25-30 years. Also High quality inverters also provide 10 years plus warranty. So PV Solar systems are for long term with low maintenance. Unlike other power generations options like gen-sets there are no mechanical parts. Mechanical parts tend to wear and tear increasing maintenance cost. Low maintenance of Solar systems reduces stress.
Knowing so many benefits of solar energy over other resources, we must shift to solar energy. COVID-19 will be an eye opener and will provide big boost to the efforts of moving to renewable resources. We all want clearer Blue skies for our future generations. Move to solar now. Go to our product section for knowing more about latest products. Find solar installer in your areas from our solar directory.