Some disadvantages of solar energy.

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Some disadvantages of solar energy.

Post  MegAdaline on Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:26 am

While considering purchasing a solar energy system, you should also look at the factors that may pull it backwards. We know that a solar energy system has many advantages like; it is known to be very environmentally friendly, Solar energy is clean, solar energy is less expensive than traditional electric heating etc. Just by utilizing solar energy you can save a lot of money on heating. In return you will realize smaller electric bills and it also means that you don’t have to maintain heaters or furnaces.

If you live in a rural area where there are no power-lines solar energy can be your solution. There are rural areas where power companies have no means to access your home. A solar system is a great alternative because it provides you with everything from heating water, a supply of electricity, and even cooking, and that covers all of the basic needs.

Another great use of solar energy is for desalination in regions where fresh, potable water is scarce. Solar energy evaporates brine and leaves the salt crystals in the bottom of the basin. The water in turn condenses into another basin where it is now potable. A Solar systems queensland company can provide you more info regarding the variety of uses of a solar system.

While all of the above-mentioned is very useful, solar energy does have some disadvantages. These disadvantages also need to be talked over to get a complete idea of solar systems. The main disadvantage of solar energy is that it’s dilute. This means that you need to have a bunch of solar collectors installed around your house.

Solar energy may be very cheap but the solar collectors are relatively expensive and require regular upkeep in order to work properly and efficiently. One big disadvantage is that you need the sun’s rays to make use of solar energy. If you are situated in a part of the world where there is not much sun light then you could have a bit of a problem.

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