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    Recently, our family is into recycling and energy conservation, specifically renewable energy such as solar panels as solar energy sources. We have been making a lot of researches on the benefits of solar energy and of course there is a lot. The question is, Is there anyone here who have actually used solar energy as their main/supplemental source of energy? How is it compared to the regular sources in terms of cost and efficiency?
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    My Big Bruvva who lives in Hampshire has a fair sized house and had solar panels fitted professionally to the roof a few years ago. They have done an excellent job, the sort where one side of the roof looks like one large panel rather than the blocky jobs some firms add on.

    He is actually making money on it; his electricity meter runs backwards a lot of the time. That is despite having four of them in the house.
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    (Original post by Simes)
    My Big Bruvva who lives in Hampshire has a fair sized house and had solar panels fitted professionally to the roof a few years ago. They have done an excellent job, the sort where one side of the roof looks like one large panel rather than the blocky jobs some firms add on.

    He is actually making money on it; his electricity meter runs backwards a lot of the time. That is despite having four of them in the house.
    Wow. That's amazing and really very inspirational. I was a worried about what happens during cloudy days, rainy days and during the night but I came across these storage batteries. Does your Big Bruvva use any kind of storage?
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    Does your Big Bruvva use any kind of storage?
    No, it goes back onto the grid.

    He says they generate a fair amount of power on overcast days, too.
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    I would like to invest with solar panels also because I believe that it helps to stop global warming which threatens the survival of human society, as well as the survival of other species here in our planet. It’s dependable the rising and setting of the sun is extremely consistent. We know exactly when it will rise and set every day of the year.

    However, the disadvantage is that the sun doesn’t shine 24 hours a day. When the sun goes down or is heavily shaded, solar PV panels stop producing electricity. If we need electricity at that time, we have to get it from some other source. In other words, we couldn’t be 100% powered by solar panels. At the very least, we need batteries to store electricity produced by solar panels for use sometime later.
 
 
 
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