Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Rooftop Solar
The science behind rooftop solar
The sun is known to be a powerful source of energy, having provided light and heat for thousands of years, shining energy that can be harnessed by installing solar panels on the rooftop. Fact tidbit: The energy that the sun provides our planet for one hour can fulfill the global energy needs of the planet for one year. This is why solar is now a very hot topic and is the most trending energy in renewables. It has a wide range of benefits and advantages, especially when compared to other sources of energy. Let us look closely and determine if the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
The Advantages of Solar
- Use a clean, safe, healthy, sustainable and renewable energy source
This is the most crucial and most important fact about solar. It is available daily every time the sun is out, and we will not run out of sunlight for at least another 5 billion years.
- Pay lower electricity costs
No matter which part of the world you live in, if you go solar, you will harvest the sun’s energy whenever the sun is out. As a result, you will use less power from the grid, and this translates to lower electricity expenses. The size of your solar panel system will determine how much savings you will experience. Additionally, if you go solar with a grid-tie system, you can get credited for the excess power generated by your system. This power, which is exported to the grid, will translate to even more savings.
- Protect the planet
When you are on solar, you will be using power from a clean energy source. This means you will not be contributing to the burning of fossil fuels. In other words, this means you will have a lower carbon footprint. In essence, you are helping the rest of the world battle climate change and global warming with reduced greenhouse gas emissions. In simple words, you are helping to save and protect the planet.
The Disadvantages of Solar
In the past, purchasing a solar panel system was expensive. Equipment prices were high and typically included: solar panels, batteries, inverters, wires, installation, and more. Now, however, with further advancements in solar technologies, other types of systems have become more popular and batteries are no longer necessary in grid-tie systems. Solar panel prices have dropped down dramatically. This has paved the way for much lower costs of solar systems, making it more financially and economically feasible to purchase one outright.
- Storage is still expensive
As mentioned, batteries are expensive, and they are required for energy storage. In power-starved areas or in areas where grid power supply is intermittent, then off-grid systems or hybrid systems are more ideal. In such cases, batteries are required in order to store solar energy that cannot be collected during the night time. The prices of batteries have not decreased, despite increased demand in the market today.
- Solar systems take up space and are heavy
Naturally, solar panels take up space and weigh about 20 kilograms each. Rooftop solar will only be ideal if the structural assessment of the roof is considered and recommended as viable.
Now that advantages vs. disadvantages have been explored, it is evident that the advantages of solar far outweigh the disadvantages in terms of substance and long-term results. Think about the benefits and the future generation.
Turning on the sun
At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.
Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar
Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.
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