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Why isn't solar power more common?

The most reliable and pollution-free power in the world is the sun.Why isn’t solar power more common? However, as with anything, there are downfalls to using solar. Having solar panels installed is costly and not only that, but it is inconsistent in availability.

It is five to eleven times more costly to produce electricity from the sun than it is from coal, hydro or nuclear sources. The next thing is production only takes place when the sun is shining. So large storage systems would need to be developed to provide a constant and reliable source of electricity throughout the night. However, the upside is that the harvesting of the sun's rays is clean and safe. It produces no emissions, it's practical, and may in the years ahead prove to be very economical. Besides, solar energy systems are reliable and can last for a very long time.

The good part of the solar energy quest is that technology is advancing very rapidly. Nanotechnology for solar power is being developed and may be available in the next couple of years.

Other breakthroughs in cell designs are also being developed that could, in the next few years, be a cost-effective way of generating energy without having to rely anymore on fossil and nuclear power.

If you are considering the option of solar powering your home or commercial property, contact a professional at John's Electric.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Aubrey and Jeremy were awesome! I have an old house with old wiring and needed to install a new Range and above Range Microwave. They worked very hard to run new wiring to the breaker box in the basement, installed new plugs, and installed the appliances with great care.

Steven T.

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Aubrey was very helpful, explaining things as he went and making sure that everything worked good before he left.

Lisa H.

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Aubrey was here less than half an hour after I called, had the problem identified within 5 minutes and had the problem solved within 15 minutes. He was friendly and professional.

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Had part of a circuit series of outlets/lights stop working while running vacuum. Was very pleased with service.... courteous....professional....good blend of knowledge and interaction.

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