Solar energy is a clean and abundant source of renewable energy that offers advantages over conventional fossil fuels. However, there are also some drawbacks to using solar energy. The most significant disadvantages are the initial cost of installation, the need for a large battery bank, and the limited efficiency of solar cells. The initial cost of installing a solar energy system can be quite high.
This includes paying for solar panels, inverter, batteries, wiring and installation. However, solar technologies are constantly being developed, so it's safe to assume that prices will fall in the future. Another disadvantage of solar energy is that it is not available at night, so a large battery bank is needed to store the energy collected during the day. This means that you will need to invest in batteries to store the energy produced by your solar panels.
Fortunately, your energy demand is usually higher during the day, so you can meet most of it with solar energy.The conversion of solar energy is still a new technological advance. Even the most advanced solar panels convert 20 to 25% of the Sun's energy into energy. This means that you will need more solar panels to generate enough electricity for your home or business.Solar panels also require a lot of space, and some roofs aren't big enough to fit the number of solar panels you'd like to have. In addition, solar panels aren't very subtle in their appearance or aesthetic appeal, they'll stand out and all your neighbors will notice them.Latitude can also affect solar energy because at higher latitudes the angle of solar radiation is smaller than at lower latitudes, meaning it produces less energy.
Under optimal conditions, this solar radiation, or insolation, hits a solar panel directly without any interference.Finally, while pollution related to solar energy systems is much lower compared to other energy sources, solar energy can be associated with pollution. The transportation and installation of solar systems have been associated with the emission of greenhouse gases.Solar energy will be available as long as we have the sun, so sunlight will be available to us for at least 5 billion years, when, according to scientists, the sun will die. The most reliable solar panel manufacturers offer between 20 and 25 years of warranty and since there are no moving parts in solar energy technology (e.g. solar panels), they are not prone to wear and tear and produce no noise.
It is estimated that the lifespan of solar panels exceeds 30 years. If anything should go wrong, most companies offer manufacturer warranties that exceed 20 years and cover replacement and repair costs.In conclusion, while there are many advantages to using solar energy, there are also some drawbacks that should be taken into consideration before investing in a solar system. The initial cost of installation can be high and you may need a large battery bank to store the energy collected during the day. In addition, the efficiency of current solar cells is limited and they require a lot of space.