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Published on Jul 15, 2014
How Can Your Home in Newburyport MA Use Solar Energy? With These 3 Steps You Will Learn The Best Way To Go Solar!
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What Is Solar Energy?
Solar energy is derived from the Sun's radiation and works like a powerful source of energy since fossil fuels become depleted, very expensive and as consumers prefer alternative energy.
Each ray of light that we are able to turn into electrical energy is another step in lowering the pollution of fossil fuels. Furthermore by installing solar panels on homes, we are investing in the clean energy economy and generating a large number of jobs without the need to outsource.
What is Photovoltaic (or Solar Panels)?
PV or Solar Panels enable us to directly transfer sunlight into a source of electricity. PV arrays are comprised of solar cells that can come in many different shapes and sizes. PV array on a house producing electricity is likely to be made of traditional crystalline silicon. Traditional solar panels have an efficiency of around 15%, although there are products that are up to 21% efficient.
Active & passive solar heating
Passive solar can be used to heat an office building. By constructing a building with large south-facing glass windows, the Sun's energy can be harnessed during the day. Certain thermal storage components can absorb the warmth and steadily dissipate it throughout the evening keeping the building heated.
Active solar heating can be another way to make use of the Sun's radiant energy. A good example of active solar is solar water heaters. These kind of systems can be found on the top of many buildings worldwide. Water gradually passes through a flat plate collector facing the Sun and as the water is heated, it flows into a storage container to be used in the future. In a number of Mediterranean countries, 30-40% of the homes have solar water heaters, highlighting the usefulness of such a system to meet basic household hot water needs.