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Getting the Most Out of Solar Power Electricity

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.

 

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