Solar power has become increasing practical over the last several years. It has gone from a relatively expensive source of electricity to a reasonably economical one. But even beyond the money it can save you on your electrical bill, solar power has tremendous advantages for your home.
Of course, the amount of power you can generate is limited by the amount of sunlight you get. But even in areas with a lot of clouds it is possible to generate some electricity.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of solar power is quite simply the inexhaustable supply. You don't need to worry that the sun is going anywhere! There may be times that you generate less electricity than you need, and thus still need to rely on the power grid, but other times you may be able to sell your excess.
Another advantage is that the generation of solar power does not cause pollution. Once the solar panels are created they generate electricity without any emissions. There is even work being done toward making the recycling of solar panels more effective.
Solar power is quite flexible. You can have an array of solar panels on your roof to generate power for your home, and also have smaller solar cells on garden lights or anything else outside that only needs a small amount of electricity. Not having to run wiring can be a huge timesaver!
Solar power can be used for an impressive array of devices. It is perfect for satellites (not that this helps the average homeowner, other than to encourage solar panel research). There is work being done on producing an effective solar powered car. And, of course, you can use solar power at home.
The technology of solar power generation is steadily advancing, making it more and more practical as time goes by.
Of course, you cannot forget to note that many states are now offering rebates for installing solar power in your home. This has brought the cost down to where it is more reasonable for more families to install solar power.
Solar power is perfect for power generation in remote areas. It costs far less to install solar panels in some areas than it would to run power lines out.
Finally, a properly constructed solar power system requires very little maintenance. This can be a huge advantage when compared to other forms of power generation for those who must rely on their own systems.