Pros And Cons of Solar Power

If you are considering alternative electricity sources and need more information about solar power – Gumtree has you covered.  

Many people are uninformed about this relatively new concept and therefore, don’t consider it or question how it even works. Solar panel technology converts sunlight into electrical energy, reducing the use of electricity that uses fossil fuels. 

As is the case with any product, it’s always good to weigh up the pros and cons before going ahead. 

Pros of solar power:

  • Reduces your carbon footprint as it does not rely on fossil fuels.
  • Long term financial benefits – allows you to save money on electricity once all the costs have been paid off.
  • Lower electricity bill – only uses electricity from the grid when there isn’t much sunlight to create solar power.
  • Adds value to your property.
  • Not fully reliant on energy providers.

Cons of solar power:

  • Older houses may not have the correct roofing for the panels to be laid onto.
  • If you are planning on selling your property, it will be difficult and costly to remove panels and transport them to your new property.
  • Installation costs and upfront payments are costly, but worth it in the long run. If you are seriously considering this, save up before going ahead with plans.
  • Location is important. If you have plenty of sunlight hours in the day, this will be beneficial. If your property does not receive enough daily sunlight, there will not be stored energy for your appliances to function. 

 Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local home and garden information close to home.

 

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