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Why Solar

Why Solar

Affluent ancient Greeks designed their homes orientated to the sun to use winter sunlight for heating. Large south-facing windows were used to collect solar heat, which was stored in massive walls and floors for gradual release throughout the night. The overhangs would heat the homes in the winter and shade out the sun in summer.

“Sun power is a pure gain to humanity, It subtracts nothing, the world will not be in the last impoverished tomorrow by the fullest use of visible solar heat to-day” -C.H. Pope 1903

Solar energy has been suppressed for too long. The question is, who will own the sun? Some might say that “power corrupts” was written about man’s control over other men but it also applies to his control over energy resources. Solar energy put to full use would help to give the world energy independence, minimizing dangerous pollution levels and our dependence on fossil fuels.

Who would think, in this age of environmental concern that some people can still feel that solar energy does not work. Some people feel solar will be practical when all the oil runs out. This is not true!. Solar is cost effective right now, especially when you consider the cost to our health from air pollution, solar is just as competitive as any other energy source.

There are over one hundred thousand solar powered homes in the world. These pioneering home owners can now cut their ties to the utility grid and become their own power company. … More...

Do It Yourself Solar Kits

Do It Yourself Solar Kits

When it comes to providing your home with a better supplement of energy, there is no better way to save money when it comes to using do it yourself solar kits. There are numerous reasons when it comes to why these have become so popular over the last few years. Lets examine why.

The kits not only are capable of saving money, but they can even be simply installed using standard household tools. As well as having the ability of being able to save money on your next energy bill, solar panels are considered a great way of getting started to use solar energy. Also, the kits are ideal for those of us who are looking a way to cut down on high energy costs and therefore making our energy bill more affordable than they have been in the past.

When it comes to checking to see if your house is suitable for installing a solar power kit, then there are a few thing to consider. These things can include; making sure your house is moderne, and very energy efficient.Do it yourself solar kits are available in a few different models, but all will consist of almost the same components. The primary compnent, of course, are the solar cells. Silicone based panels have been generally considered to be the best, but there are many different sizes available. The main sizes are squares and rectangles, the reason for this is because so they can easily be placed side by side.

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Lighter And More Efficient Kaneka Solar Panels

Lighter And More Efficient Kaneka Solar Panels

With the world on a constant search for alternative sustainable power source, the use of solar power has been brought into more scrutiny. Generating electricity from solar energy using solar panels has always been controlled by the efficiency of the solar panels and how much solar is available at a location.

This is however not the case since new more efficient panels are now in the market.

Mostly, when people hear the word solar panels what comes to head is heavy and bulky crystalline appliances. This is however not the case with Kaneka solar panels as they have delved into the world of technology and emerged with thin film modules that are very unique when compared with the native crystalline counterparts. Apart from their thinness hence less bulkiness, these solar panels boast of a higher efficiency rate.

Their cell structure is less affected by shadow meaning that the panels can be designed and fitted in more places regardless of whether they will be shadowed or not. Categories offered by the Kaneka solar panels include the HYBRID solar module. This is a dual layered structure of the microcrystalline and amorphous silicon that are able to capture and use from short wavelength light to long wavelength in the light spectrum. This in turn allows them to convert more of the sunlight into electricity. Unlike the case for traditional crystalline panels, the hybrid cells allow the panel to fully function even if part of it is in the shade. Due to this, the … More...

How To Choose The Right Solar Panels

How To Choose The Right Solar Panels

There is a ton of research to be done ahead of purchasing solar panels. Part of that research needs to be about which solar panels to buy. You don’t want to invest your money in equipment which ends up failing you down the road, so read the tips below to find out how to make the best decision. You will end up making money thanks to your great decision! When it comes to the price of a solar panel, it is the wattage, physical size, quality, brand, certifications and longevity which often affect the overall cost. That said, you cannot choose which panel to buy based just on the price.

You have to figure out if its size fits your needs, both in wattage and physical dimensions. You also need to know if the certifications it carries qualify you for government rebates or not. On top of that, you want a high quality system in place, otherwise you’re wasting your money. Consider all of these factors as well as your budget before you buy any panels. Another thing to consider is which tier of manufacturer quality the panels come from. The first tier contains a small number of manufacturers who lead the field in innovation, quality control and materials used. Tier two is good, but not great. Tier three makes up the bulk of the companies out there, and they only focus on assembling panels, not creating new technologies. They buy cells from other companies and you have no idea … More...