The electric energy we use in our homes can be generated from the sun. To make this happen, solar panels are mounted on the sides or the top of a building. Solar panels are extraordinary glass sheets with photovoltaic (PV) cells incorporated in their structure. It is the PV cells that change the sun’s rays into solar power. The type of energy generated is referred to as direct current or DC power and is directed to a building to be used on electrical gadgets and equipment.
A single solar panel might not be enough to produce power for a home hence a couple of them can be installed. Other than the needs of a household, the number of panels to be used depends on the volume of solar energy a home receives. When a building is shaded by trees and faces a direction which does not allow maximum sunlight, it calls for multiple solar panels to be used. A typical PV is able to produce energy for approximately 25 years, after which a replacement is ideal to continue power generation.
The use of solar energy has caused favorable implications in our community. One, it has helped create jobs. The installation of solar panels requires special skills, and this has become a job opportunity for some interested persons. Also, the emergence of companies that provide solar power has seen the development of employment in all fields like accounting, customer service and so on to provide their services.
Through solar energy, some people have been able to save cash. Its installation eliminates the need to pay extra costs for electricity. The solar panels convert the sun’s energy into power, and they could sustain you for up to 25 years. In some homes this is a way for them to earn extra income by selling excess power to energy companies. Solar power users enjoy using electricity with no strings attached.
Solar power is green and spares the environment. Alternative kinds of energy like hydroelectric power usually involves the establishment of dams and turbines to acquire. In their production, they pollute the environment with methane while land excavations disturb natural habitats and the natural landscape of the earth when dams are created or expanded. However, solar power doesn’t cause any destruction since it only requires that solar panels are placed onto a building’s structure.
Solar power has over the years been shielding its users against inflation. They have achieved this through the absence of electricity bills to be taken care of. The money they would have otherwise used on electricity bills is used to cater for other family requirements. Also, the amount of money a household receives from a surplus energy sale to a power company can be used to facilitate their comfortable living as well.