Why Solar ?
World's majority electric power is generated from fossil fuels. Increase of air pollution raise a big concern for environment which leads to change in climate conditions. As a result of these alternative energy sources are needed. Renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and wind-power generation have emerged as potential alternatives which address some of these concerns.
Solar power generation has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity. Solar power generation has several advantages over other forms of electricity generation:
- Reduced Dependence on Fossil Fuels.
- Clean Environment.
- Modularity and Scalability.
- Flexible Locations
- Government Incentives
Despite the cost, an advantage of photovoltaic systems is that they can be used in remote areas. Anywhere a diesel generator is the technology of choice, many times a photovoltaic system is a much better life-cycle cost option.
Stand-alone photovoltaic systems produce power independently of the utility grid. In some off-the-grid locations even one half kilometer from power lines, stand-alone photovoltaic systems can be more cost-effective than extending power lines. They are especially appropriate for remote, environmentally sensitive areas, such as national parks, cabins, and remote homes.