Solar energy is a form of renewable source of energy.It is an energy received from the sun and can be converted to thermal or electrical energy.The energy is in the form of a radiation or heat from the sun. Wind,hydro-power are all forms of solar energy. Nowadays solar energy founds wide range of applications.Use of solar panels is an important application under solar energy. Solar energy is greatly influenced by the Earth’s climate and weather. Solar energy can be used in different ways such as in solar panel, solar cooker and solar heater,solar cells etc. There are several advantages and disadvantages of solar energy.
Advantages of solar energy
Advantage of solar energy is its renewable in nature. It is available in every part of the world and it is not shorted as like other sources. It also has a diverse number of applications. Maintenance cost is also low. As a source of electricity it reduces electricity bills.
Disadvantages of solar energy
Disadvantages of solar energy or solar panels are that its installation cost. It rather have a fairly high installation cost. Although it can be used in cloudy or rainy days its efficiency is drop down on those days,therefore solar power is weather dependent in nature which is one of its disadvantage.
These are the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy