Advantages of Solar Farms
Is solar energy the answer to the Earth’s energy peak that we are about to go through? Why, or why not, if that is the case? Well, one way to do this is through solar farms. This is a form of exploitation that is built over a few hectares, and the purpose is to produce vast amounts of electricity.
Photovoltaic modules are connected amongst themselves, then connected to a central inverter. Afterwards, the inverter is connected to an EDF network substation, and that is how the electrical current is produced.
Now, there are several reasons why solar energy is better than other forms. Contrary to nuclear plant, hydro dams, and wind mills, a solar farm integrates itself well in the environment.
First, it is quiet, unlike wind mills, which produce a loud enough “humming” noise that one can hear it miles away. Then, it does not have much of an impact on the view of the landscape because it is built very close to the ground, therefore you have to be close in order to be able to actually see it. Furthermore, if you surround it by plants of sorts, such as bushes, it becomes virtually invisible. Afterwards, the most important part is that when you are through with them or that they are no longer good, the panels can be taken down easily and the ground is not damaged – not one bit. Therefore, there is no degradation of the land.
Plus, there are advantages that some people might find interesting for themselves. For one, if you put up a solar panel for your personal house, you will end up saving quite a lot of cash by producing your own electricity. Although many state that there isn’t much power generated by one panel, you can still make sure that you have a few parts of your house that are connected to it, such as the water heater and some of your home’s plugs. Then, there are some hydroelectricity companies that will actually pay you to produce electricity. Hydro Ontario is one of them. Farmers across the province built solar farms on their territories and are now using that as an extra revenue.
Therefore, there are many reasons why this form of electricity can be good for us. On top of being green, it is also great for many other purposes.
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