Is Solar Energy Available in Maryland?
Maryland began using renewable energy sources in 2001. Six percent of our energy must come from renewable resources. By 2022, government hopes to increase solar power uses by another 2% and begin ensuring that at least 9.5% of all energy is from renewable resources.
Solar energy itself is 100% reliable as the sun wont die any time soon. But, some of the uses for arent 100%. While yes there are meters that fill up with energy to be used, days that are cloudy, rainy, or snowing, could be left powerless.
A system big enough for an average home can range from $2400 to $79000. Normal electricity for 21 years would cost $63000. Price is affected by tax credits, rebates, local prices in area, and how much sun you get of course. Solar IS affordable RIGHT NOW. If you install a $40000 system, you tax bill is lowered to $12000.
Pros Vs. Cons
In this situation, the pros outweigh the cons by a lot.
-Cost is high compared to non-rewabke energy
-efficency relies on location of the sun
-solar powered cars may be too slow to keep up with people today
-energy from the sun itself in FREE
-if the system produces more energy than you use, your utility company can buy it from you
-does not require any fuel
-indirectly reduces health costs
-does not release carbon dioxide, notrogen, oxide, sulphur dioxide, or mercury to the atmosphere
-actively contributes to the decrease of harmful green house cas emissions
-not using fuel, solar energy dos not contribute to cost and problems of the recovery of fuel/storage of radioactive waste
-systems are virtually maintence free and last for decades
-operates silently, has no moving parts, does not release foul stenches, and does not require adding fuel
-more solar panels can easily be added when families needs grow