Getting the Most Out of Solar
Solar power electricity is real, it is not science fiction,
neither is it a potential horror story. More and more people are
looking for alternative sources of energy and they get surprised
at the capacity of the sun to power heating, lights, equipments,
gadgets, even home appliances like refrigerators, microwaves,
ovens and more. If it can heat swimming pools, it can run
refrigerators and washing machines; however it may not be as
cost effective as compared to smaller sized appliances.
The sun is a free and renewable source of energy and has long
been recognized as an alternative source of energy that is
hardly tapped. Two companies that have realized the potential of
the sun are incredibly Shell Oil and British Petroleum. These
two oil companies have already entered into the solar panel
business and provide a lot of panels in homes. Considering that
these are energy companies, they must know something that the
general public doesn’t. But it is a food for thought that they
have perfected making incredible and economical solar panels
ready to be installed in homes everywhere.
For those who want to set up solar panels for electricity in
homes, notice that the installers look for a particular area to
set them up. These areas are usually places which get the most
sun in the area and will be able to harness the rays for long
periods of time. The solar panels do not really work well if
there is not sun, hence solar.
For those living in the northern hemisphere, the solar panels
are angled towards the solar south, while those who live in the
southern hemisphere, the solar panels are angled towards the
solar north. This is because there are slightly different than
magnetic compass north and south direction and an angle are
dictated by the geographic location and latitude of where they
are to be installed.
The solar panels will need a charger and a battery as well as an
inverter. The inverter is a device which will change the DC
power stored in the batteries and convert them to the standard
120/240 VAC electricity. Most of the power of solar panels
generate DC current and will need the inverter to switch from
battery stored DC to the standard power of 120/220 VAC.
Check out installers of solar panels and find out how much it
would take to install one at home. This way, finding out will
give the incentive of what to work for in order to get that much
needed rest from rising electric and utilities costs.