Why Use Solar Power?
Most of the world's current electricity supply is produced from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. These traditional energy sources have various challenges including but not limited too rising prices, growing environmental concerns over the climate change risks and a limited supply of fossil fuels. As a result governments, businesses and consumers are increasingly supporting the development of alternative energy sources and new technologies for electricity generation. Renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and windpower generation have emerged as potential alternatives which address some of these concerns. As opposed to fossil fuels, renewable energy sources are generally unlimited in availability.
Solar power generation is one of the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity. Solar power generation has several advantages over other forms of electricity generation:Solar energy does not require any form of fuel to work. Although there is variability in the amount and timing of sunlight over the day, season and year, a properly sized and configured system can be designed to be highly reliable while providing long-term, fixed price electricity supply.
Solar power production generates electricity with a limited impact on the environment as compared to other forms of electricity production. Solar panels can be added as the need arises. With more and more technological advances in solar power it is fast becoming a viable alternative is conventional electricity supply.