You’ve probably heard of it - Solar Power. The way to go green by using the sun for electricity and much, much more.
If you take a serious look into all the possibilities that solar power has to offer, you are going to wonder why the whole world is not running on it yet.
Here are 10 reasons why the world should go solar:
1. It saves you money
One of the things that make Solar Power stand out is how on the long run you are going to save money. Sure, getting them could be a bit expensive depending on how big you want your solar setup to be but after a few years your bank balance is going to thank you. Money saved can be up to R2000 a year (for homeowners) and up to R6000 a year (for business owners). You could take the family on a great holiday for that money.
2. Solar energy is a way to escape the hold some countries have on other countries
A lot of natural resources like oil, coal and gas are imported into our country from other countries. This means that when something happens in those countries, like lets say a war, we could potentially be cut off from supplies. Solar Power does not face that problem as it is possible to harvest this free supply in any country anywhere.
3. It’s better for the climate
Critics have pointed out that by making solar panels certain chemicals are released into our atmosphere that form a bigger danger than carbon dioxide. What they fail to mention is that more carbon dioxide is released into the air per day from all over the world than the chemicals used to make solar panels. For solar panels this is a one time thing, once it’s made it’s made and no chemicals are released anymore and that’s better for the climate than your car ever will be.
If there is more solar power used there will also be more jobs for people out there. Especially in this economy those jobs are needed, as unemployment rates are still on the rise in almost all of the countries across the globe. By creating a bigger market for solar power you will also be creating more jobs for more people.
5. The sun isn’t going to run out of light
Another of the pros of solar power is the fact that the sun won’t be running out of light anytime soon. However we will be through natural resources like oil and gas eventually.
6. It has many purposes
Solar power can be used in an infinite number of ways. The only thing that’s limiting us is our creativity. Currently there are satellites in our inner and outer atmosphere completely powered by solar power. Cars that break speed records are powered by solar power. In Africa water is being distilled by solar power. Well, isn't that awesome?
7. It’s easily integrated into your home or community
Your house probably already has a roof where you can place solar panels, but even for those of us who live in apartment buildings there are many options available. By placing an open field with solar panels inside a community, or outside a town if more space is needed, you can easily generate enough energy for a whole neighbourhood. Which brings me onto my next point..
8. It’s usable everywhere
Any country and any person in the world can live off of solar power. It can easily change the world and save a lot of people who are currently dying because of the lack of electricity, heating or drinkable water.
9. Solar powered roads
Not that long ago a huge online fundraiser for solar roadways was held. They got way more than their original goal of $1 million and no wonder. Solar Roadways are absolutely awesome and here is why:
They will make driving safer for people and for animals, because they light up when anything walks over them, heat up in cold areas so the roads are not snowy or icy and more. Plus they are very durable and take way less maintenance than those asphalt roads.
10. Low maintenance
Solar Power is low maintenance. Did you know that solar panels only have to be cleaned a few times a year? With everything you get out of them that’s just a small price to pay. Once your installation is up, there is almost nothing to do to maintain the installation.
The Bottom Line is:
Solar Power has the power to change the world and it’s all up to us whether or not we take all the opportunities it has to offer to make this world a better one.