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If you're thinking about getting your own solar roof panels or are just doing some research for a project or special interest, then this article will help you out as it explains all of the solar energy pros and cons. It's no secret that domestic solar power is one of the fastest growing industries in the World right now. With cheap solar panels flooding in now from China the question is no longer are solar panels worth it, it's now a case of I'm definitely going to get them, what are the most efficient solar panels to get? This site has information on pretty much anything to do with domestic solar panels, so be sure to have a look around.

Pros


There are two main advantages when it comes to solar energy. Most of the other pros are just extensions of these.


The first major advantage of solar energy is that it produces NO pollution while making electricity. With Global Warming and rising prices for oil, this one factor alone is the main driver of the global solar boom. Another advantage, closely linked to this, is the fact that rooftop solar panels are very low maintenance. Once installed, you don't really need to do anything more apart from some regular wiping and cleaning.

The second major pro when it comes to solar energy is the fact that solar panels can produce electricity in very remote locations off the grid. There are a lot of practical applications for this such as people who live in the desert or other remote spots as well as the ultimate remote location of all; space.

Cons


There is only really one major disadvantage of solar energy and that is the fact the solar panels can only produce energy when there is sunlight. Seems, obvious right? But lots of people don't take this into consideration when calculating how many
solar panels for your home you'll need. All solar panel cost calculations should include actual insolation data (amount of daily sunlight) from the National Renewable Energy Laboratories website to really get an accurate estimation of your likely solar panels requirements.

The other main disadvantage, which is actually becoming less and less relevant, is the
cost of solar panels. Just a few years ago this was a major disadvantage because the only way you could get the best solar panels was through a franchise or licensed dealer. They charge ridiculously high prices for solar arrays and also make it so you have to use them for the installation as well, which increases the costs again because they give you no other choice.


Now that the market has opened up, you can get direct access to cheap solar panels straight from the manufacturer and get them installed yourself either with a guide or a local contractor or electrician. Continued below....

Solar Energy Pros and Cons

Conclusion


As you can see the solar energy pros and cons list heavily favors the continued growth and expansion of solar energy worldwide.


The renewable aspect of solar energy is strengthening each day as fuel prices rise and pollution worsens. Additionally, solar panels are losing their reputation for being expensive as people are becoming aware that solar panels are actually easy to buy and install yourself very cheaply.