When it comes to renewable energy, there are very few options that are as reliable, predictable and consistent as the power of the sun. In fact, it is predicted that we have another few billion years worth of time on the meter, and whilst other options might be less predictable and require a very specific set of conditions for power to be produced, solar power can be harnessed day in and day out.
So why is it that there are still so few people using it? Well, the fact is there are more than you think, with a surprisingly high amount of people now using solar energy or solar photovoltaic (Solar PV) to give it its proper name. The reason that many still haven’t converted is much to do with misconceptions.
Traditionally, converting to Solar PV was a very expensive job and only the most environmentally conscious amongst us were willing to shell out the money necessary to install the solar panels. Storage of the energy was also not quite as effective as it should have been. However, storage is now extremely efficient and the costs of installing solar panels have dropped dramatically. So much so that the savings on energy alone can often pay for the installation within a few years.
Not only that, but you can even sell the electricity you produce back to the grid should it not be needed and in the process find yourself in profit a whole lot sooner. In the process, you will not only find that the energy bills you have dramatically reduce, but that you will be doing a whole lot of good work for the environment at the same time.You may also find that, as other fuels run low and prices rise dramatically, you will be easily able to continue getting power even in the very darkest of days.