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Become Your Own Energy Provider with Solar Energy

Updated on May 19, 2017

In this time and age, we are increasingly becoming dependent on electricity for our daily needs. With new technology and gadgets invading our lives at consistent rates, there is no chance that we can imagine our lives without a constant requirement of electricity anymore. Can we? I bet the answer would be a big no.

Moreover, the costs of living are only increasing over time. We often wish that only if we could cut down on the cost of the utility bills somehow, it would take off a huge burden off of us. So, why not try solar energy to power our homes?

What is Solar Energy?

Solar Energy is a renewable source of energy, that arises from the sun in the form of sunlight. This is available to us in abundance and humans have been able to utilize only 1% of this energy properly. We mostly still depend on our limited fossil fuels for our energy requirements, such as coal, petrol etc.

The conversion of solar energy into electricity through the use of specialized equipment gives us solar power, which is an emerging source of energy in many countries.

Here is a quote by Thomas Edison on solar energy

I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

— Thomas Edison

Solar Panels

Solar panels are a great way to tap solar energy and make use of this free and abundant resource. The panels convert the solar energy into electricity or heat which can later be used to power our homes and appliances. Here are some other reasons why you should install solar panels and become your own energy provider:

Conversion of Light Energy into Electricity
Conversion of Light Energy into Electricity | Source

Save on Electricity Bills

Apart from the installation and other initial costs, solar energy is abundant and free. Once the panels are installed, they are bound to make you free those long and pricey electricity bills. You can bid them goodbye forever!

It can reduce up to about 100 percent of your electricity bills.

Energy Independence

Just like the prices of the fossil fuels are controlled every now and then, solar energy is free for all to use. So you decide the terms so as to how to use the energy for your home or office.

Your reliance on companies providing for electricity will reduce, as the existence of these companies will be in jeopardy, once the fossil fuels run out.

An illustration How the Solar Panels Look like on a House
An illustration How the Solar Panels Look like on a House | Source

Maintenance Free Systems

Once properly installed, the solar panels system can last you for a couple number of years without major issues. This means that chances of blackouts are meek as you can normally face with other sources of power.

Generally, only the inverters have to be changed, that too after 5 to 10 years. There are no moving parts involved in the system, so there is no wear and tear along the way, which means lower maintenance.

Continuous Technological Advancement

This is a relatively new area. So companies are coming up with newer green solutions, at significantly lower costs, which means lower investments, and a higher return on those investments.

Innovations in this field can significantly improve the existing systems, and potentially increase the efficiencies of these systems.

Environment-Friendly - Clean and Green

This is an extremely environment-friendly setup. It is both clean and green. So if you install solar panels, you would drastically reduce your carbon footprint.

It also does not cause any type of pollution as opposed to the fossil fuels which generate greenhouse gasses.


Solar energy is emerging to be the future of providing electricity and heat to our homes and offices with the increase in our dependence on these two. Let's face it, our demand is increasing by the hour, and our resources depleting. It is high time we start using this amazing technology to tap a renewable resource by installing solar panels.

The added advantage of using solar panels to power homes and offices is that you yourself become self-reliant and do not have to be dependent on anybody else.

Summary: Reasons to Use Solar Energy
Save on Electricity Bills
Energy Independence
Maintenance Free Systems
Environment-Friendly Source of Energy

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