Thursday, 11 May 2017

Solar Energy, The Bright Alternative


Assalammualaikum wbt.

The sun has produced energy for billions of years and is the ultimate source of all type of the energy resources and fuels that we use today. People have used the sun’s ray (solar radiation) for thousands of years for warmth and dry meat, fruit, and grains. Over time, people developed devices (technologies) to collect solar energy for heat and to convert it into electricity. Radiant energy from the sun has powered life on earth for millions of years


Solar Power Helps to Slow/Stop Global Warming:
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Global warming threatens the survival of human society, as well as the survival of countless species. Luckily, decades of research have led to efficient solar panel systems that create electricity without producing carbon dioxide or air pollutants that may cause global warming. Solar power is now very clearly one of the most important solutions to the global warming crisis.

Solar Power Saves Society Billions of Money:
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Even long before society’s very existence is threatened by global warming, within the coming decades, global warming is projected to cost society billions of money if it was unabated. So, even ignoring the very long-term threat of societal suicide, fighting global warming with solar power will likely to save society’s money.

Solar Power Provides Energy Reliability:
The rising and setting of the in is extremely consistent. All across the world, we know exactly when it will rise and set every day of the year. While clouds may be a bit less predictable, we do also have fairly good seasonal and daily projections for the amount of sunlight that will be received in different locations. All in all, this makes solar power an extremely reliable source of energy


Solar Energy is Not 100% Reliable:
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When the sun is not shining, there is no generation of energy. The generation of power is mostly affected at night and during rainy day. Most people have now invested in battery backup systems, which store up power to be used when the sun is not shining. However, investing in backup systems can ramp up the overall cost of installing a solar panel. It mostly ends up not adding value to the solar energy technology

Complications When Moving:
Solar energy panels presents challenges when looking to move. The solar contracting company will switch the lease agreement to the new user if you decide to move out. These companies do not want to incur any further cost of taking the solar panels down. In fact, they have expert personnel that work in conjunction with realtors, title agents and inspection agents to ensure smooth transition to the new tenant. In case you choose to take the solar panel with you, plus the lease contract , the company can expedite things but you will have to take care of the de-installation and re-installation cost.

Uses A Lot of Space:
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The more electricity you need to produce, the more solar panels you will need because you want to collect as much sunlight as possible. Solar panels require a lot of space and some roofs are not big enough to fit the number of solar panels that you would like to have. An alternative is to install some of the panels in your yard but they need to have access to sunlight. Anyways, if you don’t have the space for all the panels that you wanted, you can just get a fewer and they will still be satisfying some of your energy needs.  

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  1. Photo-voltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity
  2. The inverter converts DC into alternating current (AC) electricity
  3. The electrical panel send power top your lights and appliances
  4. The utility meter measures the energy you draw and feed back to the grid


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Utilizing solar energy to cook is simpler than you think. Imagine trading a conventional oven for a solar one? It sounds great, isn’t it? Solar cookers use reflective solar box or a parabolic disc. This technology is more advantageous in developing nations as it takes away the burden of scavenging forests in search of firewood for cooking, reduces the burden of cooking and minimizes respiratory diseases associated with the emission of smoke from firewood. Solar dryers have also been  invented to preserve vegetables and fruits in gardens

Power Cars:
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Solar powered cars are gradually making inroads into market. This represents the best possibilities for saving your out-of-pocket fuel costs. A typical example of solar power car is the Nissan Leaf EV

Disinfect Water:
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Some people live in areas where water sources are unsafe. The sun can play a crucial role here by filtering the muddy water. Also, filling up pop bottles and placing them out in the sun about six hours disinfect the water. The sun’s UV rays have the power to exterminate any organisms or bacteria in the water, hence minimizing the causes of diarrhea in the area. For those residing near seas, you’ll realize that desalinization plants are increasingly using solar energy to purify water 
Shine with renewable energy!
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