The technical defenition: Energy emitted by the sun in the form of solar radiation.
Solar energy is vital to support life on earth, it helps to grow our food, light our days, influence weather patterns, provide heat, and can be used to generate solar electricity.
It is realy the time now to start changing to solar energy, with the ever rising prices of the fosil energy. You can generate you own clean energy and become less dependent from the big energy companies.
From the many technologies available to make use of the energy provided by the Sun, we will have a closer look at 2 main forms of making this usefull in our home.
The first one is to use the Light from the Sun to create electricity thru Photovoltaic Cels and Panels (PV-panels). A clean way to generate renewable electricity. This type of generating energy is a great investment with the prices of solarpanels getting lower all the time.
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The second one is to use the Heat from the Sun to warm up your water. This can be used for consumption (shower-bath etc) or for heating your home or a combination of the 2. There is a great variety in systems, from easy to make DIY systems to systems which can take care of all your need for heating the whole year round.
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