Sun Solar Panels
Introduction to Sun Solar Panels
The sun is a natural source of energy that has been the primary source of energy for all living things since the beginning of the world. Humans, even during ancient times, have continuously created new technology in attempts of collecting the sunís energy and converting it in to useable energy to use. The sun is a powerful, potent and absolutely free source of energy. It only makes sense to look for ways to use the ever-abundant source of energy.
The sun gives off two basic types of energy that we are able to collect and use and they are heat and light. The heat energy that the sun emits is used in thermal solar systems where the solar panels are used to collect this heat. The solar energy system is then able to convert this heat into renewable energy that is used to heat the air and water in residential and commercial buildings.
The light energy is used to created electricity. In this process the sun solar panels are used to collect the energy from the light of the sunís rays. This collected energy is then converted into what we know as electricity and this electricity is used to maintain our homes and businesses.
Using Sun Solar Panels
Sun solar panels are placed on your residential or commercial buildingís roof or walls or they can be placed on a separate, permanent platform. The trick is to place the sun solar panels in the correct location and angle that will optimize the amount of the sunís energy that is absorbed. You may be required to change the angle of the panels twice a year at the beginning or winter and summer because the sunís rays change the most at these times.
The sun solar panels are made up of solar cells. When the sunís rays hit these solar cells the solar energy is collected and absorbed by the cells. This energy is then passed through wires that are connected to the solar cells and the energy is transformed into the source of renewable energy we know as electricity. This technology is safe and causes no danger to the environment and you are always guaranteed a never-ending supply of the sunís energy.
Costs Involved in Sun Solar Panels
As sun solar panels have become more popular, the costs involved in installing them have been slightly reduced. However, the initial output of money that is required to install these systems is still rather expensive. You will definitely see a large reduction on your current electric bill but it normally takes as much as 25 years before the cost of installation and the savings received will break even.
The government in recent years has implemented several tariff reductions as a way of persuading people to make the change to sun solar panels. These tariff reductions can add up nicely over the years allowing you to recap on some of your investment. If you decide to have solar panels installed be sure to use an authorised installer because that will be essential in receiving your governmental savings.