This is a very useful guide for Zimbabweans that are considering installing solar energy
The benefits of solar energy
By now, you may know that solar energy isn’t free. But when you look at the numbers, it’s clear that it’s worth it. The initial investment will pay for itself over time, and after that, you can enjoy free electricity.
How long do solar panels last?
The sun is a renewable energy source that can be used to power solar panels. These panels are capable of generating electricity in a way that’s more environmentally friendly than other sources of energy, including fossil fuels. Most solar panels are rated for 20 years or more. A report from the Department of Energy states that “the average life expectancy for a solar module is between 25 and 30 years.” That said, there are definitely some outliers. As with most things, this longevity comes at a price. If you want something that will last longer and cost more upfront, you can buy solar panels with a longer warranty period (or even a lifetime warranty).
Supply of solar energy
When you think of solar energy, what comes to mind? There are two main types: passive and active. Passive solar energy is harnessed through natural means. Active solar energy requires the use of advanced equipment and technology. Truly, the Earth receives an abundance of energy from the Sun every day. It is possible for us to harness this energy to power our homes and businesses. Our planet does not run out of sunlight, and if we utilize all of the technology available to us, we can make a great impact on the world’s energy needs.
How do you start with solar energy?
Tapping into this abundant source of energy is easy and affordable. The technology behind solar has been around for decades, and it keeps getting better every year. Solar energy systems are here to stay – they’re a great investment that you’ll enjoy for years to come. But what if you’re not sure where to start? Or you’re worried that solar isn’t right for your home? No worries we have an article just for that.
Solar energy is the future
Solar energy is the future. And we have a chance to make it happen, to help make sure that it becomes huge, that it overtakes all other forms of energy over the next several decades in Zimbabwe.