Solar power is converting a large area of sunlight into a small beam, which is passed through an inverter to be used as clean and efficient electricity to power an entire home or business building. That is done indirectly using concentrated solar power with mirrors or lenses and solar tracking systems, directly using photovoltaics (PV), or by a combination of both. Most solar energy systems are connected to the electricity grid.
The advantages of solar power are numerous, and the following are some of the main ones.
The Main Purpose of Solar
The main purpose is to save the substantial amount of money that has to be paid monthly to your local regular electric company. Solar panels also increase the property’s value and resale possibilities in a percentage that is larger than a kitchen remodel.
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Except for installation and maintenance, the energy the panels produce is relatively free and is an inexhaustible fuel source. Solar is the Earth’s most abundant source of energy and hits the Earth each hour with more than humanity requires for a whole year! An estimated 173,000 terawatts of solar energy are continuous, which is much more than enough to meet the world’s consumption levels of 15 terawatts per year.
Solar Panel Structure
Every structure is different in its size and requirements. The answer is complex, but solar companies usually provide you with calculators where you can input your particular information and you will be told the number of solar panels that are needed, the cost of the entire system, and normally recommend the particular type of panels that will meet your own situation in the best possible way. Figured into the average use, extra panels may be called for to produce extra energy because of your climate, extra hot summers, snowy winters, the exposure of the sun, if the system is covered by shade, the roof does not directly face the sun, or for other reasons. The system must be able to produce and store enough energy to make sure that everything in the building will run smoothly and efficiently.
Solar systems come with a long-time warranty, which may be for a possible 25 years, on the highest power production, quality of all the products included, and service to repair or replace any defective panels.
No Carbon Dioxide
Solar power is “green” and does not produce carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas emissions, or air pollutants so has minimal effects on the environment. Solar energy reduces the use of fossil fuels, and that means that less pollution goes into the air and then into our lungs.
This continuous source of energy can be self-sustaining so will be worth its cost and will bring peace of mind while lightening your wallet!