The last post was about the solar myths, this one will be about the solar energy facts. Solar energy is proving to be the future of energy production. Consumption of other non-renewable sources such as gas, oil and natural gas is very unsustainable, and solar energy seems to be the best alternative. Since knowledge is power I decided to convey the knowledge about solar energy to you. Below are solar energy facts or rather the thing that you need to know about solar energy.
Solar Energy Facts – The Collection
- Solar energy uses natural energy from the sun to produce electricity. This energy is renewable and very sustainable compared to other sources of energy. The sun produces many forms of energy such as light and heat. Solar panels use sunlight and converts it into electrical energy.
- The amount of sun energy that is received daily on the earth’s surface is enough for the whole world for a whole year. Research shows that every square meter of the earth’s surface receives 1366 watts of direct sun radiation. If we were able to harness at least twenty percent of the energy, we wouldn’t need any other source of energy.
- Solar energy is pure and clean. This means that solar panels do not produce any type of pollution. Solar energy does not emit any gas during it operation nor does it produce noise. Actually you only need a meter to measure if the solar panels are working.
- Solar energy comes with wide ranges of use. You can use heat from solar energy to heat up water pools and swimming pools. We can use the light energy for electricity and green houses. There is also the use of solar light in solar thermal systems. Solar energy is just for us.
- The interior of the sun is very hot and is filled with gases. The energy produced by the sun is due to nuclear reactions that happen inside the suns core. The process is known as nuclear fusion.
- Solar energy demand is rising every day. Solar energy popularity has risen with a rate of about eighty percent from the year 2008.
- Solar photovoltaic panels usually have warranties of twenty-five years. This means when you install your solar panels, you are guaranteed 25 year of effective operation of the solar panels.
- Solar energy systems do not need a lot of maintenance any repairs. Actually most of the repairs done are as result of accidents.
- Nowadays solar energy has become very cheap to install. Many governments have seen the need of having clean and green source of energy as the main source of energy. They pay you out for installing solar energy in your house through government incentive program.
- It takes a maximum of seven to fifteen years for solar energy to pay off the installation cost while using net metering but for those that had good incentives the time can reduce down to two years.
- For those who think solar energy will increase their property taxes, you are wrong. Solar panels are usually exempted off the property tax and they can increase your home value more than the refurnishing of your home.
- The constant nature of the sun makes solar energy very reliable. These makes it very easy and effective to harness the energy from the sun. this is because all we consider is technology and location.
- Solar energy is totally free. No one charges you to use solar energy as in many other sources of energy that are owned by the government. You own the sun all you need is the right technology and you can harvest it at home.
- China is the leading solar producer. These objectives are largely considered to the fact that air pollution in china almost makes it impossible to breathe in cities like shanghai and Beijing.
- All the satellites that are already in place use solar energy as their main source of power. It is impossible to power satellites using grid power. Solar panels are usually integrated in the satellite to produce power.
- Though the sun is millions miles away from the sun, the sun light takes only ten minutes to reach the earth’s surface.
These solar energy facts are sometimes interesting, knowing all about the sun it’s like studying it. The good this is all this fact seem to be like the incentives that make us go solar. Most of this facts are positive that´s the best part about solar energy. As Always thank you for Reading and if you got any questions about this post I will be more than happy to answer them below in the comment section!
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