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Our sun, is without a doubt, one of the most awesome sources in our known universe. How we can harness the sun’s immense power to help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels that are harming our environment.
Thanks to leading scientists, we now have the technology and knowledge to harness the sun’s awesome power. So how can we use the sun’s energy to power our homes or, better yet, even the smaller items like our water heaters? Well here at greenmonster, we’ve taken a deep look into the available options for households and determined which technologies work best for homes across the nation. Let’s discuss some options :
Photo-vol-taic is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. In fact, as of 2011, photovoltaic generates electricity in more than 100 countries worldwide and is the fastest growing power-generation technology in the world.
SOLAR THERMAL :
Solar thermal energy, or STE, is a technology for harnessing solar energy for thermal energy (heat). Solar thermal collectors are classified by the U.S. Energy Information Administration as low, medium, or high temperature collectors. In the United States alone, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems account for over 25 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings and nearly half of the energy used in residential buildings. Solar heating, cooling, and ventilation technologies can be used to offset a portion of this energy. This is why we recommend using this technology for residential – it allows for collecting thermal energy and using it to heat your water for showers, cooking, washing, etc. Rather than using conventional fossil fuels to heat your water, which ends up costing you, the homeowner, a monthly fee (check your utility bill), you can install a solar water heater that uses the sun to heat the water.
“Don’t want big goofy looking panels on your roof.” I don’t blame you! Times have changed and so have the panel options. Go w ith very low-profile 3ft. by 7ft. solar panel units that are positioned to gather the optimal amount of solar energy. This way you can still have a great looking house that is eco-friendly and still keep the outside look you desire.
If you have any questions or are seeking more information please contact GreenMonster. We have Energy Consultants ready to assist you with all your energy consulting needs.