Time to learn, understand & invest in solar energy is now, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

PUNE: Solar power is rapidly gaining popularity as a reliable and sustainable source of energy. In the current scenario where the entire city is facing frequent power outages, becoming less reliant on the nonrenewable source of energy is the need of the hour. As the world grapples with the challenges of climate change and rising energy costs, solar power, even more so, emerges as a viable solution that offers a range of advantages in the present and in the years to come.

Cost: The most important of this being the money it saves. By installing solar panels, individuals can generate their own electricity and reduce their reliance on traditional energy sources. Solar energy systems can offset a considerable portion of a household’s electricity bill, resulting in substantial savings over time. Moreover, with net metering programs, excess electricity generated by solar panels can be sold back to the grid, further reducing energy costs.

Energy Independence:
Solar power empowers individuals to become energy independent. By producing their own electricity, homeowners are no longer solely dependent on utility companies and are less susceptible to fluctuating energy prices. This energy independence provides a sense of security and stability in addition granting us more control over our energy usage and expenses.

Greener option: A clean and renewable source of power, solar produces no harmful emissions during operation. By switching tosolar power, individuals can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to combating climate change. Our reliance on fossil fuels as a community also needs to be reduced and this a step in that direction. It is not a secret that with the ongoing construction is leading to an increase in air pollution levels. Going solar will help bring this down a significant amount in the years to come.

Increased Property Value: Solar panels not only provide financial benefits but also increase the value of a property. Homes equipped with solar energy systems are highly sought after in the real estate market due to their energy efficiency and reduced operating costs. Studies have shown that homes with solar panels sell faster and at a higher price than those without, making solar a valuable addition to any property.

Job Creation: The widespread adoption of solar power has the potential to generate employment opportunities. The solar industry requires skilled workers for installation, maintenance, and manufacturing of solar equipment. As more individuals and businesses invest in solar energy, the demand for skilled labour will continue to grow, creating jobs that further boost the local economy.

Reliability and Resilience: Solar energy systems are known for their reliability. Sunlight is available almost everywhere, making solar power a viable option for remote areas that are not easily accessible by traditional power grids. Solar panels are also durable and require minimal maintenance. With the installation of battery storage systems, solar power can provide a reliable source of electricity during power outages or emergencies, ensuring uninterrupted access to electricity for the common man.

By embracing solar power, individuals can not only reduce their energy costs but also contribute to a cleaner and greener future for generations to come.

  • Published On Jun 2, 2023 at 11:51 AM IST

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