The Advantages of Wind vs Solar Power
In today’s day and age, we have realized that the use of fossil fuel-based energy is a lot more dangerous to the environment than we ever thought. Switching towards renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and biomass is becoming much more popular. This trend needs to continue if we want to have a self-sustaining future for generations to come. Deciding which renewable energy source is better can be difficult. When compared to each other, every renewable energy source has its advantages. In this blog, we will be focusing on why wind power might be more advantageous than solar power in some situations. If you are interested in how wind and solar power can work together, check out this article!
Nondependent on the sun
As we know, solar power can not produce energy during the night and during periods of constant cloud cover, the energy generated is very limited. Also, solar panels are increasingly less efficient the farther away they are located from the equator.
Solar power can take up large portions of land since most of the time they are installed to lay horizontally. The area required depends on how much clean energy is needed. Thus, larger amounts of energy will call for larger amounts of land space needed. Although, solar panels are a better option for densely populated cities like downtown Toronto. Their efficiency needs to be adjusted based on the roofs angle to the sun as this impacts the energy captured.
The report written by NERGICA, Solar Photovoltaics in the Quebec Energy Mix, provides excellent information concerning the use of solar power in Northern Quebec. The research provides great background for other northern communities in Canada. The central relation between Northern Quebec and other northern communities in Canada is that they both experience significant amounts of snow and blizzards. To use PV technology in below-freezing climates, the tech must be engineered to withstand the harshest of winter storms since many solar panels are only designed for warm climates where they are most efficient.
The installation of complex solar panels comes with plenty of technological barriers. Adding to the list of difficulties, remote northern communities usually do not have individuals with qualified experience to install and set up PV technology properly.
The Anorra home wind turbine is simple to set up and only requires the use of everyday tools that can be found in every household. It is designed and tested to withstand the worst of Canadian weather with the ability to perform down to -50 degrees Celsius.
It is essential to understand that every form of renewable energy has its advantages over each other. As a result of geographical location, solar is better for some while wind is better for others. When deciding what type of renewable energy is best for you and your dwelling, make sure to understand the pros and cons of each. At Borrum Energy Solutions, we are committed to a green future, and we hope you are too!