Solar Energy is simply, energy provided by the sun.
This energy is in the form of solar radiation, which makes the production of solar electricity possible. Photovoltaic literally means “light” and “electric.” Photovoltaic or Solar cells are made of silicon, like semiconductors. Many photovoltaic solar cells are connected together to form a solar panel. These solar panels convert sunlight into direct current or DC Electricity.
The first reason you would want to get Solar Energy is because no pollution is created in the process of generating electricity, that is why it is called Green energy. Solar Energy is clean, renewable and sustainable, helping to protect our environment. Creating electricity from sunlight instead of fossil fuels avoids the emission of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and stimulates the economy.
Solar energy is Renewable, it is obtained from sources that are inexhaustible, the sun (unlike fossil fuels), and occur naturally. Renewable energy is cost-effective and efficient.
And then there is the more obvious reason, which is the financial return. A solar energy system can instantly reduce your electricity bill and provide a long-term fixed energy rate for the life of your system (20-25 years), which means cost savings now and protection against unpredictable electric prices in the future.