Disadvantages of solar
- Lack Of Reliability- Solar energy is far from being reliable compared to other energy sources like nuclear, fossil fuels, natural gas, etc. It doesn't work without sunlight.
- Pollution- The manufacturing, installation, transportation, and maintenance of solar panels produce 0.18 pounds of CO2 for every kW hour
- Toxicity Of Solar- Panels In 2016, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) came up with a study that reveals that there were 250,000 metric tonnes of solar panel waste at the end of that year.
- Installation Area- When we compare this with the space required for other energy sources like nuclear power plants, the space needed is quite large.
- Inefficiency- Most of the commonly used solar panels won’t track the sun’s position. These types of solar panels only have an efficiency of 55% when we look into it from a theoretical standpoint.
- Weather Dependence National Renewable Energy Laboratory has postulated that solar resource during foggy or low-cloud conditions is approximately 10% of the value under clear-sky conditions.
- Factors That Affect Solar Panels- Factors like temperature variations, snow, and wind can affect solar panels badly.
- The Lifespan Of Solar Panels In a perfect scenario, if correct inspections and care have been done, the lifespan we can expect is around 35 year
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A few examples of harm and / or financial loss that could happen from industrial scale solar:
- Decreased property value
- Potential for flooding or drain tile issues
- Noise and dust pollution for up to 2 years during construction
- Continuous noise pollution from a substation
- On-going fear of fire and toxic smoke hazards
- On-going fear of wind and hail damage potentially to leaching toxins
- Possibly forced eminate domain to allow transmission lines on their property
- Possible toxins sprayed for weed and tree control
The cost out weighs the benefits
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