Solar Energy or Electricity
14 Jan 07
solar energy is not electricity but it can produce heat or electricity. Of course it's the same thing...you can produce electricity in many ways, with solar panels but their output is not so high. I think it's better wind power than solar energy
• United States
11 Jan 07
There are pros and cons to both. Solar is cheaper and wiser as long as you have the power. Electricity is more expensive but more reliable. So if you can get the solar energy to be as reliable as the electricity then I would vote for solar. but for now I like the reliability of electricty.
28 Feb 07
they both are needed but solar is more efficient for heating of house and water by heating water and storeing it in the ground in a giant tank till it is needed. People should also look at changing there lighting from incandesant buld to floesent or LED that are jsut comming on the market. More money should be spent on wind turbines and run of the river hydro plants that do not require dams. We are a planet that demands electricity no two ways about it.
28 Feb 07
You must have confused the terms and I suggest you do some more research. Electricity is not a source of energy, it is just our means of transmitting energy efficiently from a source to just anywhere else. Solar energy on the other hand is an energy soruce just like wind, hydroelectric, geothermal and other alternative sources of energy. Even though they are clean and environment-friendly they do still produce electricity. Solar panels produce it through photovoltaic effect. A phenomenon where solar cells emit electrons when exposed to sunlight. So you see it is not a choice between solar energy and electricity. It is on how we source out the electricity that we use.