What are the pros and cons of solar power? Is it feasible for running a house? I would love to get rid or minimize our electric bill (especially in the summer), but I’m curious if solar power can actually generate enough electricity to run an entire house, including several computers, a home entertainment system, and central air conditioning.
When we were in Costa Rica, one of the places we stayed at didn’t have electricity. They ran their freezer on a gas generator and used solar power to heat the water. We never had hot water during our stay there. Of course, Costa Rica is a very wet country, and the sun doesn’t shine through as much, but what about the times when we’re not getting any sun? Are capacitors a possibility?