Why solar energy matters: Understanding the importance of solar power

people installing solar panels on a roof

In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of solar energy. As the world’s population continues to grow, so does the demand for energy. This makes prioritising using a clean and sustainable energy source so important.

If you’re not fully convinced, here are some of the reasons why solar is important: 



Arguably the most important reason for using solar is that it’s a clean source of energy. Unlike traditional fossil fuels, solar energy doesn’t damage the environment or contribute to global warming. These benefits alone make harnessing the power of a natural resource like the sun essential. 


Renewable energy

Using non-renewable resources to generate power means that there is a possibility that they’ll run out. The more that we use, the more expensive and unstable that source becomes. On the other hand, solar is a renewable resource that gives us unlimited access to energy. In other words, as long as the sun shines, we’ll have power! 

Investing in solar energy gives the world a secure, long-term energy source that can only serve to benefit future generations. 



When people think of solar power, they often focus on the initial cost of installing the panels. What they should be thinking of are the long-term savings that come with using solar. While the initial installation may be higher than other sources, solar panels require little maintenance and can last for 25 years or more. During this time, you’ll be cutting back on or even eliminating forever-rising electricity bills. 


Job creation

As the demand for solar energy has increased, so too has the need for skilled workers to install, maintain and repair the panels. As more and more people make the transition to renewable energy sources, solar is expected to not only create new jobs but also drive economic growth. 


Energy independence

We can all agree that most of our lives revolve around the use of power whether it be for work or recreational activities. The more time that passes, the more unstable traditional energy resources become. So, by investing in solar and generating your own power, you’ll be reducing your vulnerability to blackouts.  


If you’re wanting to invest in solar but don’t have the space to store equipment and materials then Len’s Storage is for you! With facilities across both Edinburgh and Glasgow, we’ve got all the space you need.