Apr 22, 2013

What is Solar Energy?


Solar Energy

Solar Power and Solar energy is basically the same thing. It is the conversion of direct sunlight into electricity which is then used in our homes, Automobiles, Commercial, Industries. Solar Power can be used directly by using the PV (Photovoltaic) effect or by heating some kind of fluid in a generator. When the sun heats the liquid, the steam will increase, turning the turbines of the generator. This produces electricity which is used in homes, automobiles and industry needs.

Atoms in the atmosphere, such as dust and other air impurities, reflect the sun away from the Earth. These damaging Atoms can reduce the amount of sun reaching the earth which can cause trouble with plant and animal life. Clouds also reflect and absorb some of this solar energy. Once again, solar energy is prevented from reaching the earth, for warm or any other use.

Many technologies have been invented to trap solar energy and solar power. These technologies are utilized in agriculture, city planning, solar lighting, water heating, cooking and most importantly heating homes and other buildings. These uses reduce the need of fossil fuel energy resources such as coal, gas, propane and oil. By increasing the use of solar power technology, the world will significantly reduce its need and use of fossil fuels. The Earth would then have a cleaner environment because there would be less fuel emission and factory pollution. Thus, drastically reducing the amount of air pollutant within the atmosphere.

Also with rising gas prices, the automobile industry is racing to find alternative ways to fuel cars. The hybrid is the most popular car that is being built today. The hybrid combines generated electricity to run an electric motor from a gasoline motor. However popular, this design has a negative and that is that hybrids still use gasoline. An ideal car would have the electricity generated from the sun and have a backup electric cell battery for cloudy day.

This post will explore the uses of Solar power and how these technologies might change the way that you travel, heat your home and go about source of unharnessed energy that there is on the earth. Any machine that has an electric motor can be powered by solar. It just takes innovation, dedication, and money to bring these technologies around for full-time public use. In advertise the use of solar energy, an entire community converters to solar power receives the benefit of clean running energy that reduces cost while providing a cleaner environment. At this point, solar power equipment is expensive and it takes a few years before consumers recover the initial cost of lower energy bills.


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