Solar

Pros and Cons of Solar Energy for Homes

Powering the home with solar energy is an option available to consumers. Here are the pros and cons of residential solar energy systems.

Pros

The first and obvious one is that the sun’s energy is available for free. Also, the sun isn’t going anywhere, so its sustainable as well. It is free from harmful byproducts like NOx and Sox.

A panel can be installed on most types of roofs and the required maintenance is low. The life is 25 plus years. Besides these advantages, your government may also have a tax credit system for solar energy users.

Cons

The obvious one here is the upfront cost. While panels are becoming cheaper, the installation costs before using the energy is a decision the user must make. Efficiency can be affected by atmospheric phenomena such as pollution and overcast conditions.

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