The electric energy we use in our homes can be generated from the sun. Solar panels are used to facilitate this process and are placed on top of buildings or their sides. 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 energy is known as direct current or DC power and is directed to sockets to power various devices and electrical equipment used in a house.
The production of sufficient solar energy in a building is likely not to be based on one solar panel, but a number of them. Also, the average number of solar panels to be used can be dictated by the amount of sunshine a house receives. Sun shine levels are influenced by the trees near a building and its positioning towards the sun. 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. It has become a source of livelihood. Solar panel installations require special training and this has seen many individuals specialize in the skill. 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.
The use of solar power helps to save money. When a solar power system is facilitated in a home, that is usually the end of paying electricity bills. The solar power system can serve them for many years without any additional costs. In fact, you can even generate money from your solar panels by supplying a power company with your surplus power instead of giving it to them for free. Solar power has led to their energy independence.
Solar power is ecological and helps to save the environment. Other forms of energy like hydroelectric power require dams and turbines to produce power. 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. This is due to the reduction in or dismissal of their electricity bills. 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.