Solar Energy Systems For Your Home
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Recently I've been very interested to learn practical ways to set up solar at our home. I'm still exploring and learning all available possibilities. I've read about using copper sheet as a substitute for photovoltaic components but the efficiency is very low. So, the question now...
Is it really possible to build solar energy systems for your home and how can it be done? Sunlight and the sun's energy is a great source of free power that is the driving force behind all life around us. Yet we humans have foolishly ignored it despite its potential to offer lots of environmental and cost saving benefits. I will discuss more about solar power and its potential uses at home in this article.
1. Is Solar Energy Practical for Home Use?
This great source of power is already being utilized by many households that have built homemade power systems to harness solar power. These systems can range from small thermal devices to huge solar panels built on top of roofs. It is perhaps the cleanest source of electricity today other than wind.
2. What Are the Environmental Benefits of Using Solar Energy Systems?
Traditional methods of burning fossil fuels contribute greatly to global warming and other forms of erratic weather change. For example, power plants and factories produce huge amounts of carbon emissions that are killing many living things on Earth right now. Using solar power to produce electricity does not worsen the effects of global warning since there are no greenhouse gases by-products produced like carbon monoxide.
3. Other Benefits of Building Solar Energy Systems for Your Home
Most people are more concerned about cost saving. This is exactly what renewable solar systems can do for you, since sunlight is free unlike oil, gas and coal which are very expensive. Moreover, it is unlimited in nature and will never run low in supply.
4. What Are Some Common Uses of Solar at Home?
They can be used mainly to make homemade electricity as well as for heating purposes. These are the 2 most common uses of solar at home. Other less common uses include distilling and disinfecting water and smelting etc.
The author has managed to reduce his energy bill by more than 80% by building his own renewable home energy system. Check out his website above to find out how to do it!
You can too. I'm trying to set up my own version of solar energy at home but off course the progress will be at my own pace (due to my work and family commitment).
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