| Solar Power Panels(0)|
You may be aware of solar power panels and how they can be a very good source of renewable electricity, but you may not be aware of how to integrate these solar panels into your home.
Here we shall discuss the basic methods and steps you can take for solar power panel installation.
First of all, you need to gather the right equipment for the job.
The equipment you may need includes; solar panels (cells), cables, mounting devices, tools and any safety equipment you may require.
When you have gathered all the equipment you require (your solar cell manufacturer or supplier can guide you on this step), you need to draw a detailed plan of how you are able to connect a solar power panel to your home, as this will be a great reference for use during the installation.
The plan should include information about where you are fixing the panel, for example, on your roof, and how you plan to do this. You should be aware of any running cables that already exist around your workspace, to prevent any accidental electrocution.
It is usually a wise idea to install solar roof panels with the aid of a builder, roof specialist, and/or an electrician.
It is even better to integrate the installation of a solar energy system with additional building work been carried out on your roof, as this minimises disruption, and could prevent you from having to rip up tiles etc.
The most common method for installing solar panels is to fix the individual panel or number of panels, to mounting guides that run horizontally across your roof, then fix the panels to these guides (like a train track), as shown below.
We do understand that the roof option may not be a very good idea, for example if you live in a high rise flat or apartment and do not have permission to construct any object on the roof. In this case we suggest utilizing any space outside your window, such as a balcony.
Any south facing area that receives adequate lighting during the day is recommended. If this is still not possible, we suggest installing a small, home wind turbine which may produce less electricity, but can still be of great use in specific locations.
We have seen solar installations on much larger scales be constructed on the edge of steep south facing hills, in areas such as Portugal.
We strongly suggest hiring a professional builder, architect, roof specialist, electrician, or a solar panel installation specialist to help you with your project.
| Home Solar Power(0)|
There are currently many reasons why a home solar power system can be an important addition to any household.
If you are interested in helping the environment, and the fight against climate change, then you may already be considering the installation of a renewable energy system to your home.
The main advantage of installing a home solar energy system is mainly down to the significant boost you will receive to your electricity supply.
This means your electricity bills will be reduced quite significantly, while the cost of initial installation of a solar energy system will pay itself off over time.
So how can you harness the solar energy in a way that is best suited to your needs? Well you can use solar power panels connected to your home in a number of different ways.
An increasingly used method is to use solar energy to heat your water supply.
This is a very good natural energy technology to use if you are seeking a significant reduction to your electricity bill.
Solar hot water panels can vary quite dramatically in price, depending on the capacity and technologies used in the systems.
A solar heating system is only really worth the initial investment if you can afford the cost, or if you have a small household, allowing you to install a lower capacity system.
The alternative, and more common method for integrating solar power to your home, is through the use of solar power panels.
These solar cells come in a variety of shapes, sizes, formats and integrated technologies.
As with hot water panels, solar power cells can often be quite expensive depending on the output of energy you require.
So there are the two main ways in which solar panels for your home can work for you.
Another advantage of using solar panels, on a small scale would be to provide lighting in remote locations to your power supply, such as your garden or a shed. This eliminates the need for digging up the ground and laying the appropriate cable.
For an alternative to solar power, why not look into wind power, as this type of renewable energy can be very efficient in select places, so make sure you research any small wind turbine requirement information before purchasing.
| Solar Electricity Kits(0)|
There are many retailers who offer solar electricity kits for sale, yet we shall now discuss why you should be careful when choosing your supplier.
Solar panel parts are also becoming a very popular choice for customers who are wishing to either upgrade their current solar cell array, or replace damaged parts.
If you wish to visit a popular supplier of solar panels, kits, and wind turbines, then we highly recommend the experts over at Sunshine Solar.
Sunshine Solar are able to offer superb products like you can see on this page, secure online ordering and customer feedback.
When choosing solar electricity parts or solar panel kits, you must make sure you are dealing with a reputable supplier. This ensures peace of mind, and the knowledge you will be receiving a quality product you can seek advice and support for.
There are many solar panel dealers out there today, yet finding a decent solar energy online store still proves to be a tricky task, as there are only a handful of speciality sites.
You should look out for the range of products, so you have lots of choice and are not pinned down to one manufacturer.
Solar electricity kits are becoming a popular choice as a renewable energy device, as they provide an easy to install, quick method of providing a substantial amount of electricity to either boost your home energy supply, or provide power to remote locations (such as the end of a garden, or field.)
The main problem with small solar electricity kits is the relatively low output you receive when compared with the larger solar panels.
A solar kit can be a very good means of providing small amounts of electricity to remote locations.
If you have the money, we strongly suggest that you invest in solar electricity kits, as this helps our environment, and helps the earth to tackle climate change.
The more people who install renewable energy technologies, the less output fossil fuel based power plants will have to provide, which not only helps our environment and air quality improve, it can help reduce the effects global warming may face on our society in the future.
| How Do You Produce Electricity From Solar Energy(0)|
The answer to the question of how do you produce electricity from solar energy is fairly easy to understand once you have a slight knowledge of the subject.
Before you are able to produce electricity through solar energy, there needs to be some form of solar cell or panel.
The solar panels are made of a semi-conductive material, the most common material is silicon.
The semi-conductive material contains electrons which are quite happy just sitting there.
When photons (contained within the suns rays) hit the solar cells, the electrons absorb this solar energy, transforming them into conduction electrons.
If the energy of these photons is great enough, then the electrons are able to become free, and carry an electric charge through a circuit to the destination.
Any electrons that do not receive enough energy simply warm up, which heats your cell or panel, resulting in lowering the efficiency of the cell.
The lowering in efficiency is down to two main factors and they are; that the cell is not working to its full potential (e.g. some electrons may be lost), the second factor is when the electrons release heat, the panel also becomes warm, interfering with other aspects of the solar cells.
The more solar cells contained in a solar panel, or solar array, means the more output you will receive.
Quality cells are also a major factor in efficiency. If you purchase more expensive natural energy technologies, you are more likely to have a more efficient cell.
Another factor which affects solar panel efficiency is location. Obviously nearer the equator, you will receive a slightly better output with a given cell, but solar cells should always be facing the direction of the sun, and have no objects blocking the suns rays.
So there we have a basic understand of how you produce solar electricity from using energy within the suns rays.
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