Solar Energy

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The sun generates a lot of energy. We are able to harvest this power to make solar energy. It’s very easy to get solar energy, however it only makes up around 2% of the US’s energy. More people should starting using solar energy.

Unlike a lot of the resources we use today, solar energy is renewable. On, it says,  “It can be harnessed in all areas of the world and is available every day. We cannot run out of solar energy, unlike some of the other sources of energy. Solar energy will be accessible as long as we have the sun, therefore sunlight will be available to us for at least 5 billion years when according to scientists the sun is going to die.” Solar power energy is one of the few renewable energies. Still, it makes up only around 2% of the energy used in the US. If we used more solar energy, rather than other energies for power, we wouldn’t have as much worry that we’d run out of resources.

Using solar energy could lower the amount of money on your electricity bill. According to, “Since you will be meeting some of your energy needs with the electricity your solar system has generated, your energy bills will drop. How much you save on your bill will be dependent on the size of the solar system and your electricity or heat usage. Moreover, not only will you be saving on the electricity bill, but if you generate more electricity than you use, the surplus will be exported back to the grid and you will receive bonus payments for that amount (considering that your solar panel system is connected to the grid).” It is always a good thing to save money. You might even get paid for the extra electricity your solar panel generates!

It’s inexpensive and easy to maintain a solar panel. According to, “Solar energy systems generally don’t require a lot of maintenance. You only need to keep them relatively clean, so cleaning them a couple of times per year will do the job. If in doubt, you can always rely on specialized cleaning companies, which offer this service from around £25-£35. Most reliable solar panel manufacturers offer 20-25 years warranty. Also, as there are no moving parts, there is no wear and tear. The inverter is usually the only part that needs to changed after 5-10 years because it is continuously working to convert solar energy into electricity (solar PV) and heat (solar thermal).” You don’t need to put much effort into maintaining your solar panel. You will rarely have to pay to fix it. You just have to clean it every so often, which will not take you that long.

Solar power is environmentally friendly. On, it says, “Perhaps the most admirable and patriotic advantage of solar power is the fact that it benefits our environment while simultaneously helping our country to make the necessary transition away from fossil fuels. In pursuing energy solutions to help the U.S. reduce overall emissions, our nation is also establishing independence in order to cease being heavily reliant on fossil fuel producers abroad.” There is so much pollution caused by fossil fuels. Solar power, however, does not cause much pollution.

People should start using more solar energy.

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