Electricity is one of the greatest wonders discovered by scientists. It is a gift to mankind and it has relieved us from hard labor. Modern society is completely dependent on electricity. It is therefore not an exaggeration to say that it has become a backbone to development. It is one of the essentials required to sustain urban life particularly. However due to the expense that electricity bills can be people end up limiting their usage of it. There is an option that is cheaper and can ensure that light is always available that is, solar energy.

Solar energy woks by capturing the sun’s energy and turning it into electricity for your home and (or) business. Solar power is the key to a clean energy future. Every day the sun gives off far more energy than we need to power everything. The most important thing is that solar energy is a truly renewable energy source. 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 according to scientists.

Solar energy reduces electricity consumption and by installing  solar panels you are able to generate your own electricity and pay less for your utility. Your electricity costs after adding solar power will depend on how much electricity your solar panels generate, how much electricity you use as well as how much your utility charges for electricity. Solar energy is there to help you reduce your electricity bills.

The solar energy system does not require a lot of maintenance. Cleaning the solar panels a couple of time per year will do. Most reliable solar panel manufactures offer a warrant of 20-25 years as there are no moving parts so there is no wear and tear. The inverter is usually the part that needs to be replaced after 5-10 years because it is continuously working to convert solar energy into electricity and heat. Apart from the inverter ,the cables also need maintenance to ensure your solar power systems runs at maximum efficiency. Therefore after covering the initial cost of the solar system ,you can expect very little spending  on maintenance costs.

Solar energy is the best because it is environment friendly and reduces electricity costs, it’s a renewable source which has low maintenance costs.

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