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Disadvantages of Solar Energy

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1. It generates heat or electricity only when the sun shines – but for the electrical system the energy not used during the day, is stored in batteries for night time consumption.solar energy advantages disadvantages

2. Influenced by weather conditions – less sunshine means less electric power or heat.

3. Needs relatively large area for installation of solar panels – but rooftop installations usually solves this problem.

 Disadvantages of Solar Energy

4. Solar pv panels are not completely maintenance free – the batteries used to store the electricity needs periodic maintenance and even replacement after a few years!

5. Some of the associated electric equipment does fail from time to time e.g. the power inverter.

6. Initial installation costs bit high, but again this can be overcome by building your own solar panel.