What is Solar and why Solar?
Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the Sri Lanka has some of the richest solar resources in the world. Solar technologies can harness this energy for a variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.
The total amount of solar energy incident on Earth is vastly in excess of the world’s current and anticipated energy requirements. If suitably harnessed, this highly diffused source has the potential to satisfy all future energy needs. In the 21st century solar energy is expected to become increasingly attractive as a renewable energy source because of its inexhaustible supply and its nonpolluting character, in stark contrast to the finite fossil fuels coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
Unlike coal, oil, and natural gas, solar technology emits no carbon dioxide, which means the more solar and other renewables we use, the cleaner our air. A photovoltaic (PV) solar panel built today will produce energy for 25 years or longer meaning it’s a long-term combatant against climate change.
Solar energy technology is one of the most renewable energy alternatives available. As long as the sun continues to rise the energy crisis can be put to bed.
Solar power itself is a free source of energy. Once you’ve installed photovoltaic (PV) panels on your home, maintenance is minimal and returns are high. You don’t have to buy your solar panels outright; you can also finance them. This makes solar power more affordable for everyone. The price drop is primarily a result of scaling up manufacturing processes to meet higher demand. The more we keep demand going, the more companies will compete to produce cheaper, more efficient solar products