Energy saving is an issue that is increasingly being discussed lately. Well, one way to implement it is to install solar panels that are utilizing sunlight which is converted into electricity.
With the latest innovations, now installing solar panels in housing is no longer a difficult thing to do. Some new housing also provides these facilities as one of the green features in the cluster.
There are many benefits that we can get if we use alternative solar energy, including reducing air pollution.
Some power plants still use fuel oil and coal, which produce pollution.
For those of you who already have a house and are considering installing solar panels, there are some disadvantages and advantages that need to be understood.
Here are four advantages of installing solar panels:
The sun provides hot fuel that functions to turn on the electrical component system in your home. Just by storing heat energy during the day, you can save a lot of the costs used to pay for electricity bills.
Clean energy production
Unlike coal-fired electricity, solar energy is driven by solar heat which does not emit greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
The public can now sell electricity to PT PLN (Persero) if the solar power plant is installed in his house. This program is carried out to support the procurement of electricity using solar power.
However, the capacity of the solar cell cannot exceed the installed power, the application for installing solar cells cannot exceed the installed power.
By installing solar panels, you will also be independent and do not depend on PLN to supply daily electricity needs.
In addition to some of the advantages above, there are also flaws that can be your consideration, including:
Inconsistent source of energy
The sun certainly does not shine 24 hours a day. In some houses that are closed by trees or tall buildings, it will also be difficult to get maximum sunlight.
Even in summer, sunlight is not always bright. It happens when it’s covered by clouds. At certain times, your electricity intake can be reduced and this becomes a major weakness.
Large installation costs
Although there are many advantages, the cost of installing a solar cell is still quite high. This is what makes many people think dozens of times before being sure to install solar panels on the roof.
Running electricity yourself, meaning you must be ready to make repairs if at any time there is damage to the system.
Solar panels must be cleaned regularly so that dirt and dust that does not reduce the electrical performance. If there is lightning damage and so on, you should immediately contact a skilled artisan to fix it.