How to utilize Solar Energy ?
We should use God’s gift that is solar energy to effective use with the help of Solar power system to meet energy needs. The working of a solar power system is pretty simple. Solar panels are used to absorb the sun’s energy. To understand it fully firstly you need to understand the photovoltaic effect. The photovoltaic effect is the creation of voltage and electric current in a material upon exposure to light and is a physical and chemical property/phenomenon. Solar panels are made of photovoltaic cells and hence convert sunlight into the Direct current. This process continues till sun’s radiations are hitting the panels on your roof. But to run home appliances we need Alternating current instead of Direct Current. The inverter does this job of conversion.
Now Come to its benefits
Efficient use of sun’s energy to generate electricity is helpful in reducing the dependence on fossil fuels which have an adverse effect on the environment. Sunlight is widely available free of cost and it would not deplete upon consumption like coal or gas. Solar power produces clean energy.
Solar panels make the home self-sufficient by generating enough power to meet the domestic needs. Moreover, on hot summer days, it generates excess power which can be stored or can be fed back to the electrical grid in exchange for money. The net meter helps in keeping the track of the amount of electricity sent back to the grid. This can add to your earning by saving you thousands of dollars.
Environmental pollution is the major concern all over the world. Generation of power with the help of sunlight is the safest method of meeting the basic power needs. This way we are getting the double benefit – we are not polluting the surroundings by making use of non-renewable sources of energy, plus we are getting it at low cost with the installation of affordable solar panels. Solar energy systems do not demand a lot of maintenance. You just need to keep them clean for their efficiency. Getting them cleaned 2-3 times a year does the job. You also get 20-25 years of warranty depending upon the manufacturer. As it does not involve moving parts so there is no risk of wear and tear.