Your Questions About Solar Power

Steven asks…

What are the drawbacks to using wind turbines or solar panels for providing all power to a home?

What are the drawbacks to using wind turbines or solar panels for providing all power to a home?

A. The wind and sun are not constant, so there would be times when no electricity would be generated.
B. The wind and sun are constant, so there would be plenty of electricity for the home.
C. Wind and solar power are inefficient and too expensive to use and maintain.
D. Wind and solar power are efficient, but they are not able to produce enough electricity for a single home.

ssadmin answers:

Again trying to help..again thnx 4 the previous………
Nothing else…………but A.
Except these there is another drawback…….its when your brother breaks the solar panel after quarrel with you……then no electricity will b produced………….hope this funny answer u liked……..its just to make yahhooooooooooo answer FUNNNNN…………

Laura asks…

How to generate solar power for the home?

Solar power is the essential power in the home and tell me the way to generate it..

ssadmin answers:

Solar generators produce electricity using so-called solar cells or photovoltaic cells, which convert the energy of sunlight to electric energy by the photovoltaic effect. Solar panel is used to save your money once your fixed it to your home you will access that power to all your home appliances.. You have to buy solar panel setup along with inverter which going to invert the AC into DC power. For more details search in google..

George asks…

What are the advantages and disadvantagesof using solar power?

Mainly what are the plus/minuses of SOLAR THERMAL DISHES but any information you have on SOLAR POWER would be a great help!

Thanks, 10 points best answer!
Oh, and by the way!
I kinda mean using solar power for companies like as a alternative to using coal, not just for your own use at home by setting up your own private solar powered devices!


ssadmin answers:

* Advantages
– Solar energy is a renewable resource. Oil, on the other hand, is not renewable
– Solar cells are totally silent. This is in comparison to the noise generated by drills, turbines and pumps for oil
– Solar energy is non-polluting. Solar power creates no air pollution, greenhouse gases, or radioactive nuclear wastes
– Solar cells require very little maintenance (they have no moving parts that will need to be fixed), and they last a long time.
– Although solar panels or solar lights, etc., may be expensive to buy at the onset, you can save money in the long run. After all, you do not have to pay for energy from the sun. On the other hand, all of us are aware of the rising cost of oil.
– Solar powered lights and other solar powered products are also very easy to install. You do not even need to worry about wires.
– Solar panels can be used to run small vehicles
– Sun light is a free energy source

* Limitations
– Solar cells/panels, etc. Can be very expensive initially
– Solar power cannot be created at night. It must be collected during the day and stored for later use.
– Solar power is still developing and in a state of continuous improvement
– To provide large scale amounts of energy huge areas of panels would be required

Jenny asks…

When using solar power is there still use of electrical outlets?

I would like to use a certain picture for my solar power project that has cords crossed out as an advantage. Is this true? When you have solar power do you not use electrical outlets anymore?

ssadmin answers:

Hi I am the owner of Mountain Wind & Solar (please be aware though that this website is still under construction).

You still have to use outlets.

If you use a Grid-Tied Inverter then the power from the solar panels is put into your home, and you use energy the same way (through outlets)

If you have any specific questions about wind turbines or solar panels feel free to email me at

Lisa asks…

How do I calculate for much solar power I require for my new shed?

I am trying to work out how many solar panels I require to power my shed and am unsure how to work it out.

ssadmin answers:

Firs you must know how many kWhr/day do you plan on using in the shed.

This info can be found on your power bill, or by multiplying each power device's Watts x Hours of use per day, then dividing by 1000 to get kWhr. The sum of all the devices kWhr/day is your useage.
(ex. 800W device x 2hr/day /1000 = 1.6kWhr/day + 900W device x 6hr/day /1000 = 5.4kWhr/day = 7kWhr/day)

Take your usage and divide by 5 sun hrs /day. This the annual average in the mid latitude united states. Latitude: 43.6
(ex 7kWhr/day / 5hr/day = 1.4kW)

The number you get is the solar panel array size that is required to meet you demand.

Since the calculation is base on an average, this array size will work when grid tied. However, if you are off grid you will require batteries and twice as many panels. (ex 1.4kW x 2 = 2.8kW)

Hope that helps!

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