Why Solar Power?
The Cleaner Option
The challenge of providing energy for both the present and the future is to do so in a way that doesn’t deplete our natural resources, while also trying to reduce the impact of climate change. Traditional sources of energy, such as fossil fuels, petroleum, natural gas and coal, all come from sources that our planet has a very finite amount of; the recovery and use of them also pollutes the planet through harmful greenhouse gas emissions such as CO2.
The alternative to this is to use renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and water; these not only have the benefit of being virtually limitless, but also provide a safe and clean way to provide energy for homes and commercial use.
The Cheaper Option
There is also the question of affordability of solar power in both commercial and residential applications. The truth is that solar power offers one of the most direct ways to access clean, renewable energy while saving money in the process. With lower energy bills and even the chance for power companies to buy back excess power, solar is quickly becoming the go-to source for clean energy. The sun provides abundant free energy and with electricity generated from photovoltaic solar cells you can provide enough power to run most essential household items and commercial needs.
Solar power is also a way of planning for the future. With the rising power costs becoming more and more of a concern, there has been a greater interest and demand for solar power in the home, as well as commercial solar applications since these systems offer a way out of the power price spiral. They can also add to the potential value of a home or property in the future.
How Does Solar Power Work?
Solar power installations use what is known as a photovoltaic system to generate power from the sun’s rays. These panels are arranged either in a large field or on the roofs of buildings in order to get the best exposure to the sun. When a ray of sunlight strikes a panel, it excites the electrons in the cell, generating electricity. This electricity can then be used immediately in your home or business, be fed into the national Power Grid or charge batteries for later use. This is a completely renewable process that results in no emissions of greenhouse gases and has no harmful by-products.
For more information about renewable energy and how solar power can work for your home or business, contact us today!