Solar power utilizes the sun’s energy to produce electricity that can be used in a home. Solar panels are used to facilitate this process and are placed on top of buildings or their sides. These are unique glass panes that contain special cells known as photovoltaic (PV) cells. It is the PV cells that change the sun’s rays into solar power. The energy is known as direct current or DC power and is directed to sockets to power various devices and electrical equipment used in a house.
A single solar panel might not be enough to produce power for a home hence a couple of them can be installed. Also, the average number of solar panels to be used can be dictated by the amount of sunshine a house receives. This is affected by the number of trees shading the panels, the direction which a house faces among other things. PV cells usually last up to 25 years and are then changed to enhance a proper production of power.
The use of solar energy has caused favorable implications in our community. One of them is through employment. The installation of solar panels requires special skills, and this has become a job opportunity for some interested persons. Also, the emergence of companies that provide solar power has seen the development of employment in all fields like accounting, customer service and so on to provide their services.
The use of solar power helps to save money. Its installation eliminates the need to pay extra costs for electricity. The solar panels convert the sun’s energy into power, and they could sustain you for up to 25 years. In some homes this is a way for them to earn extra income by selling excess power to energy companies. Solar power has led to their energy independence.
Solar power is ecological and helps to save the environment. With other types of energy like hydroelectricity, there needs to be dams and turbines for energy production. In their production, they pollute the environment with methane while land excavations disturb natural habitats and the natural landscape of the earth when dams are created or expanded. However, solar power doesn’t cause any destruction since it only requires that solar panels are placed onto a building’s structure.
Solar power has over the years been shielding its users against inflation. This has been possible through the elimination of their electricity bills. The cash they spare by not paying electricity bills is dedicated to meeting other needs. To further improve their lives, the income they generate from the sale of electric power to energy companies is used to solve their requirements.