The Pros and Cons of Solar Panels

House with solar panels

Solar Panels are getting more popularity than any other alternative renewable energy source all around the world. Not only is it being used for mass power generation but also by domestic households, and is one of the major power sources of the future. Let us examine its pros and cons:

Solar panelsPros

  • The solar panels are one of the most cost-effective energy sources on planet earth, once installed and working.
  • Solar panels have no maintenance cost at all, other than periodic cleaning of the panels.
  • Solar panels are very easy to install, and do not require a lot of space. They can even be installed on top of houses. Furthermore, they are also appearing as the convenient solar panel house tiles, which actually integrate them into the structure of the house.
  • In contrast to other power sources, solar panels don’t even make a decibel of noise.
  • There are no moving parts involved, which means no wear and tear.
  • Using solar panels harness the energy of the sun, which will remain to be Nature’s most powerful energy source for the Earth. Solar panel technology can actually convert its energy into electricity and can be especially useful in certain geographical regions of the Earth, which receive more sunlight.
  • By using solar panels, you can create sufficient amounts of energy to fulfill the requirements of your household, and you could also benefit from a net-metering incentive, which may vary for different states and localities.

Cons

  • As solar panels require sunlight to produce electricity, they work only as long as the sun is out in full glow.
  • Environmental pollution can create a hindrance to their performance.
  • The performance of solar panels could be dependant on the geographical location.
  • The performance of solar panels could be affected by weather.