To understand solar panels we have to understand solar power energy. By definition, Solar power energy can be described as any type of energy that is developed or generated by the power and heat of the sun’s rays. They are considered to be dependable on the sun’s rays.
Solar panels also known as photovoltaic panels are used to convert the energy created from the sun into electricity that eventually can be used to power electrical loads.
How does it work?
Simply, the solar panels are composed of photovoltaic cells (PV cells), so when the energy coming from the sun is in contact with the solar panel, the PV cells collected that energy and transform it into electrical charges which are collected by the electrical fields install inside the panel, causing the electricity to flow.
Advantages of using solar panels
1. Drastically reduce or eliminate your electricity bills
By using natural energy, you are reducing or eliminating the use of electricity provided by your utility.
2. Renewable source of energy
Because solar energy is dependent on the sun’s energy. It’s considered to be a source of renewable energy, which implies that unlike other sources of energy, with solar energy you cannot run out of electricity.
3. Cheaper to maintain
Even though they seem too pricey to install, they are cheaper to maintain as they don’t require to be constantly clean.
4. Contribution to a healthy ecosystem
As solar panels collect pure energy from the sun, investing in solar panels helps to contribute to the positive ecosystem (Essentially this means that solar panels are environmentally friendly products and will not harm the planet). It helps to fight the emissions of greenhouse gas and slowly reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.
5. Ability to store the power collected for later
Solar panels usually are installed with solar batteries that help you to store the power generated during a certain time and to use it later on.
Disadvantages of using solar panels
Yes, buying solar panels seems to be expensive due to the different materials that need to be installed with them. Because it’s an energy that is still developing and promising a bright future, the price will decrease in the nearest future.
2. Not fully reliable/ Weather dependent
Because solar panels are dependable on sunshine, the weather plays a big role in their functionality. So basically, the solar panel requires sunny weather to be functional.
3. Installation area
When it comes to the installation of solar panels, the available space or area is really important and needs to be considered a priority, solar panels are in terms of size really large products and due to the different materials and sizes that need to be installed with it, the available space is really important.