Photovoltaic is emerging as a major power source due to its numerous environmental and economic benefits and proven reliability.
1 - The fuel is free
The sun is the only resource needed to power solar panels. And the sun will keep shining until the world's end. Also, most photovoltaic cells are made from silicon, and silicon is an abundant and nontoxic element (the second most abundant material in the earth's mass).
2 - Solar (PV) systems are affordable
The cost of producing solar (PV) modules is decreasing steadily in part due to, new innovations in module design and the manufacturing process. There are also Government incentives to encourage buyers to go green.
3 - Solar (PV) systems are very safe and highly reliable
The estimated lifetime of a solar (PV) module is 30 years. Furthermore, the modules' performance is very high providing over 80% of the initial power after 25 years which makes photovoltaics a very reliable technology in the long term. In addition, very high quality standards are set at a European level which guarantees that consumers buy reliable products.
4 - Solar (PV) systems require little maintenance
Solar (PV) modules are almost maintenance-free and offer an easy installation.
5 - The Renewable Energy sector creates jobs
The solar (PV) sector has an average annual growth of 40% and is increasingly contributing to the creation of thousands of jobs worldwide.
6 - Solar (PV) systems improve the security of Seychelles' energy supply
By diversifying into renewable energy we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and improve the security of our energy supply.
7 - Solar (PV) modules can be recycled
The materials used in the production process (silicon, glass, aluminium, etc.) can be reused. This is not only beneficial for the environment but also helps to reduce the energy needed to produce those materials and therefore the cost of fabrication. More information is available on www.pvcyle.org
8 - Solar (PV) systems produce no noise, harmful emissions or polluting gases
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