Benefits of Solar Energy
Solar energy is obtained from the sun’s radiation and it can be converted to electricity or heat. It is freely available and thanks to advances in technology, we can now harness even more of the solar energy that is continuously available to us. In this article, we’ll present the pros of solar energy so that you can decide if going solar makes sense for you.
1. Energy independence
Most people depend on the utility company (which is KPLC in Kenya) to supply them with power. When the electricity goes down, going without power for an extended period of time can be a helpless feeling and can prevent one from doing their daily activities.
If you own a solar system with energy storage, you can keep generating power during emergencies. That peace of mind is invaluable if you live in a place with an unreliable power grid, or are regularly threatened by severe weather conditions like excessive rainfall.
Utility power also restricts people who want to live in more remote parts of the country where getting power lines connected can be hard. Solar can generate energy where it would be too expensive to run power lines.
It’s liberating to have complete control over where and how you produce energy. And with electricity costs rising, it also feels great to lock in a fixed rate for your electricity over the next few decades.
2. Eliminate your electric bill
Who doesn’t love one less bill coming out of their paycheck? With a properly sized system, you can drastically reduce or completely eliminate your electric bill.
Even if you extend your payback period by taking out a loan to finance your project, you still enjoy reduced electricity costs from the moment you flip the switch on your PV system.
This is the most exciting part of solar for many people: bringing the system online and watching their power bill disappear.
A sustainable energy source is one that we can use without depleting the source of power. Oil and gas are not sustainable, because we consume those resources as we use them.
In contrast, solar is sustainable because the source of energy (sunlight) is constantly replenished. We can use solar energy without worrying about whether we will deplete the Earth’s natural resources for future generations.
4. Low maintenance
Solar systems don’t have a lot of moving parts. As a result, they rarely break down or require maintenance to keep them running optimally.
Techwin Limited panels are warranted to last up to 10 years. You rarely, if ever, need to fix or replace panels.
Solar water heaters come with a 5-year warranty for the tanks which rarely require any maintenance.
5. Property value
Studies of the real estate market have proven that homes equipped with a solar power system and a solar water heater sell for more than their non-solar counterparts.
It’s no question that solar power systems substantially increase property value. Homebuyers see solar as a major selling point, and they’re willing to pay a premium to move into a solar-powered home.
Where to Buy Solar Energy Equipment
Techwin Limited is a solar solutions company that supplies and installs solar water heaters and solar lighting systems. The manufacturing company also sells batteries, inverters, solar water pumps, street lights, and PV charge controllers. Call us today at 0715 208 282 and speak to a solar expert.