How to go green with solar energy?

Posted By WhyGREENPower On Sunday, August 28th, 2011 With 0 Comments

How to go green with solar energy?

Solar energy today is playing a very important role in everybody’s life. Be it a Home, Office or a Factory, solar energy can be used every where to save energy.

Considering a typical Home, there are many home appliances that consume major portion of your total electricity consumption. If we list them in the order of highest energy guzzlers to the lowest, at the top of the list will be your WATER HEATER, SPACE HEATING AND COOLING & POOL WATER HEATER & at the bottom of the list will be your other appliances like DISH WASHER, MICROWAVE, ELECTRIC COOKER, WASHING MACHINES and LIGHTS.

Now the question is what is the best way to use solar energy and reduce the consumption of conventional energy? It is important to understand that there are 2 major forms of energy that is required by a typical home, one is the THERMAL ENERGY which is used for water heating and space heating and the other is ELECTRICAL ENERGY which is used to power your household electrical appliances. Based on the form of energy required the loads in the house have to be classified into these two categories.

Solar Thermal Technology converts the sunlight directly into heat energy & Solar Photo-voltaic Technology converts the sunlight directly into electricity. The products which are used in homes are based on either of the two technologies.

Solar Water Heaters, Pool heaters and Space heaters are based on solar thermal technology where in the sunlight falling on an absorber surface is directly converted to heat energy and is used to heat either Water or Space.

Solar Heating system manufacturers / suppliers in your city can be contacted and they can visit your house to make a perfect assessment of your thermal energy requirements and recommend the most optimal, economical and efficient system. By using Solar Thermal systems you can reduce your gas consumption which otherwise you would have used to run your boilers.

Solar PV Off-grid and Grid-Tie systems are based on solar PV technology wherein Solar Panels convert the sunlight directly into electricity and can be designed to power your electrical appliances.

Solar PV specialist companies in your city can assess your electrical needs, analyze the pattern of your electrical usage and come out with a optimal and economical solution. The advantage using a Solar PV System for a house is that you have an option of feeding excess power generated into the grid for which you will be suitably compensated as per the local Feed-In-Tariff and Net metering law.

Another advantage using a Solar PV system in your house is that you can incorporate a very smart control system which is programmable and you can clearly define the start time and the end time your appliance has to operate or for how many hours it has to operate. This smart control system gives you a flexibility to set the operation sequence of each of your appliance and you don’t have to remember to do things. This way the system is highly optimized.

Go green by using Solar Energy for your House Today.

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