The demand for energy is constantly rising; the increase in demand is partly due to an increase in population, and economic development. We need energy for basically everything we do and this reflects heavily on the huge electricity bills we receive monthly. Although the tariffs may differ from one month to another, depending on the appliances we use, most times, it can go higher than we could afford. This makes it a painful burden on our financial purse.
The Truth is,
For most Nigerians to access stable electricity supply in our homes and offices we must run on alternative sources which can be a fuel generator, solar or wind power.
#1 Solar Energy Reduces your Electric Bills
One of the most important reasons to go solar is that you can eliminate or significantly reduce your electric bill. Let’s take for instance you spend an average of ₦5000 monthly on electric bills, At the end of a year, that same bill skyrockets to ₦60,000. Over a 10 years period, that same ₦5,000 monthly bill skyrockets to ₦600,000 Paid to your utility and that’s before factoring in electricity tariff increase that will likely make your 10-year energy costs even higher.
Installing a solar system utility takes you off this cycle. It reduces or eliminates your bills dramatically. Although your savings with solar is dependent on how much energy you produce and consume, it’s far better than the rates you would pay otherwise for your utility.
When you make your electricity costs more predictable by going solar, you also improve your expense forecasting and management capabilities.
#2 Solar Energy Is Readily Available (Except you live in Antarctica)
Solar energy simply means energy generated from the sun. Solar energy is the most readily available source of energy. It does not belong to anybody and is, therefore, free.
To be entirely honest, solar panels do not require sunlight to generate electricity, they require daylight. Solar panels use the energy from daylight, as opposed to sunlight, to produce electricity so panels do not need direct sunlight to work. It is photons in natural daylight which is converted by solar panels cells to produce electricity. Heat has no effect on the production of electricity.
#3 Solar Energy Is Good For Our Already Polluted Environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. A typical residential generator emits about 10 to 15 tons of carbon yearly, that’s equivalent to burning 120 trees yearly. If you reside in Port Harcourt, you already have an experience with the soot, let’s not make the haze nationwide.
#4 Solar Energy Systems are Not Difficult to Maintain
Unlike your typical generator which needs care and maintenance every month, solar does not. One of the most attractive features of solar panel systems is their ability to endure the elements. Because they are designed to be out of doors for decades, solar panels can go months without needing any maintenance.
#5 Solar Energy Systems are Durable
Solar panels have no movable parts, and so are not damaged easily. This lowers the chances of an interruption in service.
All solar panels are exhaustively tested to ensure that they can withstand high winds and extreme weather conditions, such as hail and heavy snowfall.
Even if something should occur that damages your solar panels, most systems come with a 30 year warranty, guaranteed by the original installer that covers serious damage to the panels.
Make A Smart Decision Today:
Solar Energy is a new trend, anyone looking forward to cutting costs and enjoying uninterrupted power supply should invest in renewable energy today!