Photovoltaic (PV) panels, in most cases, are used at home to generate electricity power. These panels are specifically placed on top of the roof where sun rays are easy to reach.
When Installing this PV solar systems, it should be done by a professional and licensed person with the knowledge of solar power installation. Below are some advantages and disadvantages of the solar power system:
Advantages of solar system at home
- Free energy
Sunlight occur naturally there is no payment for it, the sun provides solar radiation which is converted into electricity. There is no electricity payment or black outs.
- Solar energy is clean
Solar radiations from the sun are not harmful, it doesn’t deplete our earth natural resources at all. It is also easy to distribute and to connect, it also reduce your carbon footprint and expenses.
- Installation incentives
When installing of solar energy, which is a renewable energy product for example the government offers discounts to the solar energy products
By having your own solar power you depend on yourself to provide lighting in your house.
Disadvantages of solar power at home
- No consistent fuel source
The sun being the fuel source, is not always available because of different weather patterns such cloud covers. The clouds reduce the power of the solar panel especially when it’s foggy.
- Installation cost is high
Installation cost of solar panels is high it needs a high capital have them fixed. For example to power an entire building or home a large solar array is required.Therefore, before installation the number of solar arrays needed to capture energy in the house or building will need a large amount of money to install.
- Preparing the site
If the sight where you are setting the solar power is new, an extra cost may be needed to prepare the construction site. A good site is needed to for the solar power to work effectively and efficiently, before choosing a contractor you need to ask their experience in the work. Make sure your solar power is sized and installed correctly to maximize its efficiency.
Having created your own electricity it is important to maintain it also in a good manner. When you experience any problem with your solar power system, it is advisable to call a professional and a licensed person who knows how to handle the solar power system preferably the one who installed it for you.
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