DIY Green Energy For Homes

10 Reasons Why You Should Go Solar Today

There are so many reasons why you should go solar today.... Here are 10:

1] Non renewable sources of energy are fast running out, becoming more and more expensive to find and distribute, and most of all produce lasting negative effects on the health of the planet.

The burning of fossil fuels may be contributing to global warming but increasingly the cost is felt firstly in your utility charges.

It won't matter if they come from coal, gas or nuclear energy plants.

The cost will keep on rising.

2] Solar power is available in just about every location where the sun shines, and will last for as far into the future as mankind is likely to survive.

3] As a source of energy access is free and increasingly technology makes it easier to convert into the electricity needed for domestic and commercial use.

Better photovoltaic cells are more efficient and batteries cheaper and more effective at storage.

4] As a renewable source of energy, solar power has less effect on the landscape than other forms such as wind power.

Gone are the need for large towers and the associated noise of giant windmills.


5] In addition to the above, the average home can easily be converted to solar power as part of retrofitting or roof replacement.

No special structural strengthening or electrical wiring to use this form of power is needed.

You will need a flat pad for the battery housing but the space needed is only a few square feet.

The solar panels are light and easily repairable by even an average DIY energy enthusiast.

6] The only downside is the potential hazards in disposing of the batteries, but in contrast the maintenance and servicing costs once installed are minimal compared with other power generation methods.

7] You can build your own solar power system!

Check online for some of the options and you will be surprised at how simple and economical these will be to construct.

This will mean you can reduce your heating bills and take control over a little of your own destiny!

Blackouts in summer are just as bad as winter if you can't drive that air-conditioning system!

8] This source of electrical generation has been around for decades and is tried and true in environments as harsh as space itself!

Remarkably small scale units even work in the harshest climates on earth as well coming to life in summers to provide power for fire monitoring in wilderness locations as well as surveying at the poles.

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9] Yes you need the sun to shine but even on semi cloudy days enough power can be generated for the average home demands in most locations and seasons.

Because they are relatively lightweight, remote locations can use this source of power as transportation of the materials is relatively cheap and simple.

Just find a location facing the sun!

10] Solar power is clean energy with no pollutants or environmental effect during operation.

No need for dams, noisy and unsightly windmills or pipes crossing the land that are required by geothermal power plants.

The best thing about solar power is that as more and more domestic users seek out this option the price of systems continues to fall!

They are also becoming more and more efficient and easier to install and maintain.

Solar power is the energy source for the future, not just for the above reasons, but because its cost will never increase.

Even wind farms need an increasingly scarce resource in land to build on.

Did you know you could be taking guilt-free leisurely hot showers using a solar hot water heater? Check out the DIY Solar Hot Water Guide at the link below:

Look for this form of energy as part of your plan to be energy self reliant and yet still enjoy the standard of living you desire.