solar power
solar power

There was a time in the last decade when development started springing from all corners of the world and started a revolution of innovation and technology. With development comes use of resources as a supporting factor. Whether it is urban or rural settlements, we always come back to the main driving force which is power or energy that drives the development. Now comes a time when we all have to address how to combat the growing inflict on nature and turn to natural resources to hone our development. One such step is the harnessing of solar energy.

How do we derive solar energy?

Solar energy or solar power comes from solar panels which have cells which are solar cells. These cells under direct sunlight, convert solar light into electricity through a technology embedded in the solar panels. Batteries store energy produced in a reservoir and make it available when it is required. The solar cells are semiconductors which undergo a physical reaction of converting heat into electricity. Panels connect to a distribution system which transfers the power to your main feed and into your house. When you install the panels, there should be direct sunlight hitting the panels for this system to work.

Uses of Solar Panels in the house

Now that we have established why solar panels are right for you to let us see all the different ways we can furnish the home with solar-friendly gadgets. Benefits for solar energy are far from few. The most important benefit is being more environment-friendly aside from the fact that it saves money on your surging electricity bills with changing seasons.

Solar Chargers:

Solar chargers work like any regular chargers. They can charge your phones, iPod, power banks, etc. Charging these usually don’t consume much electricity, but when you look at it overall, it consumes enough to be saved.

Solar water heaters:

Normal water heaters consume oodles of energy. Solar water heaters are of two types, active and passive. Active heaters have circulation pumps which pump the water through the units to get heated and back into the outlet. Passive ones work like normal ones which heat the water and keep it in thermal buffer tanks for use.

Solar outdoor lights:

During the day, these lights use their inbuilt cells to convert light into electricity. After the sunset, these lights operate from the stored energy in their battery packs. The battery and bulbs of these lights come with a warranty from manufacturers. The only thing to keep in mind is, these lights must be facing the sun during the day for them to function during the night.

Solar Oven:

This single oven works under direct sunlight, amplifies it by using its inbuilt mechanism and can be used at temperatures to up to 350 degrees depending upon its make, manufacturer and size. These are best for free day excursions.

Well, now that you have had a good rundown of the solar power, make sure you use it Go Green, Go Solar!

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