Monday, April 4, 2011


In recent days, people all over the world are being endangered by two things; natural disaster and rise in energy prices. To substantiate it, the recent tsunami attack in Japan and earth quakes in the islands around Thailand really scares the entire world as no one can stop it. Since it damages some fuel and energy producers like the nuclear reactors got affected in Japan, the energy prices continue to rise, slowly and steadily. With the growth of world population and decreasing supply of fossil fuels, there is no reason to believe the energy resources being made. It’s the perfect time to switch to renewable resources like wind power or solar power which is the solution to these devastating problems. With the increase in global warming, everyone should realize that solar power is the reliable energy for the future and also we need to adopt a resource that goes ‘Go Green’. 

Converting the solar energy power into different forms of energy to be used by us is possible through solar PV systems with the help of solar panels. Solar panels are made up of small PV (Photovoltaic) cells. The PV cells capture the sun’s rays and then eventually convert it into electricity. The generated electricity will be stored in the battery so that it can be used when needed in the future using an inverter. Building these systems from scratch is cheap and easy; all the required raw materials can be easily bought from the local hardware store. Having solar panels as alternative sources of electricity for house or building facilities or appliances, we can save up to 80 percent of overall electric use making it more popular for energy-conscious home or building owners. It has been the best alternative method for energy needs both in a residential and commercial capacity.  With global warming becoming an ever increasing concern, it is no wonder we are seeking other energy options. They have also become exceptionally efficient, more environmentally sound and less expensive. Large scale companies also started using solar panels to avoid pay fuel costs and air clean-up expenses along with variable fuel charges.

With numerous advantages, why don’t people install this in home as it helps to save environment in great extent. Having solar panels in your home can significantly reduce your electricity bill or even eliminate your bill altogether through the use of solar panels. Getting solar panels for your home is the best way of cost cutting and you could save some thousands every year. The most popular set up for solar panels is having the panels attached to the roof. This gives the panels the biggest coverage area and exposes them to the most rays of the sun. By doing so, one can use solar energy at home in terms of solar cookers, solar heating systems, solar lighting systems etc. Generally, solar panels have an average lifetime for 25-30 years requiring no or little maintenance. The procedure is very simple and you can choose to do-it-yourself or hire a contractor to perform the installation. The Costs varies from state to state and county to county and factors like system type, residential location, type of credit available can help offset the cost of solar home power installation. In case of any doubts, you can inquire more about solar panels through internet or ask your local solar panel shop. It’s the perfect way to make use of the world’s free resources.

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