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Jun 19, 2013
Julia

Solar Heating Systems and Energy Panels for the Home

Solar Heating Systems and Energy Panels for the HomeUnderstanding how solar panels work is your key to successfully making and installing your own solar power system at home, especially if you want to give back to the environment and save money on electricity bills at the same time.

To put it simply, solar panels work to trap the energy from the sun’s rays and convert these into heat or electricity, depending on the type of setup that you need for your home. There are two types of solar panel setups that you can use for your home. The first allows you to use the sun’s energy to provide heating for your home, swimming pool, and even your water supply.

The second type of solar panel setup on the other hand allows you to convert photons emitted by the sun into electricity which can be used to run household appliances. It is best that you take a closer look at these two types of installations that can be done in your home.

 

Of the two types mentioned above, solar heating systems are more commonly found in homes because of the costs. A solar-powered heating system is more affordable for owners regardless of whether it was built from scratch or purchased as a whole unit. Since solar panel systems that produce electricity use silicon as the primary material for the panels the cost of acquisition is greater.

 

Make sure that you choose the right type of solar panel system for your needs in order to maximize the amount of energy you can harness from the sun’s rays. A solar heating system will greatly reduce heating costs in your household, while a solar panel dedicated to producing electricity will help you cut down on electricity costs. Both will help you reduce carbon emissions as well, generally contributing to a greener environment.

 

Dec 28, 2011
Penny

New generation of solar lighting

For those of you who don’t know, the principle of operation of a solar lighting is that a photovoltaic panel “captures” the solar energy, it converts it into electricity and sends it in batteries or batteries, where it is stored. The lighting device (usually a diode for low power consumption) is then fed by the battery / batteries.

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