Solar Energy For The Win!. Corey Pierce And Matt Rabold. General description of the number one alternative fuel source. Solar energy can be converted into electrical energy a few different ways, the simplest and easiest to understand is through the use of solar panels, so lets focus on those.
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Solar cells are totally silent
Solar cells require very little maintenance
youcan save money in the long run
solar powered products are also very easy to install
Most solar cells are made from silicon, and are fairly expensive to construct
There is little chance that silicon solar cells will be very popular in the future of alternative energy
Alternative materials as abundant as silicon could reduce the cost of solar cells
Recent studies at Berkley have shown that nine semiconducting are abundant enough to meet or exceed annual worldwide energy demand, with significant raw material cost-reduction.
A robust solar electricsystem will cost about $20,000
For a remote cabin, the cost is generally much cheaper than hooking upto the grid
A solar energy system big enough to power a computer and a few other small items might cost you between $700 &$1000
A full solar-system could pay for itself after 11 years
Electric Companies pay for unused electricity sent back into the power grid
The government often gives incentives to those investing in renewable energy sources such as solar energy