Nov 292011
 

Solar PowerAlternative energy continues to gain popularity among many people because the cost of using it has decreased. That is one reason why you see more solar panels on more houses and businesses. The photovoltaic cells that are used for solar arrays have become more inexpensive and more efficient to employ. Because of advancement in technology, these cells can collect the energy from the sun in a smaller area. The solar cells have become better, since they have become smaller and less expensive to produce. In the last two decades, the cost per watt hour for producing solar-generated energy, has been essentially cut down by fifty percent.
solar panelsFor environmentalists, the nice thing about solar-powered energy generation is that it gives out absolutely no pollution. For most of us, solar energy can help us save a considerable amount of money on our electric and heating bill. As the saying goes, money talks and in this instance, it is true as the adoption of solar energy was the result of lower costs and not the greenhouse effect. But today the collection cells are a practical way for heating one’s house, being easy to put on rooftops, they are no longer a difficult system to use.

Hot water is created when the water goes through the solar cells and is heated up, then it passes through the pipes. These solar cells, even on cloudy days, are gathering enough radiation from the sun much more efficiently. There is a company called Uni-Solar that developed solar collection arrays that work during severe weather. This solar energy system has been advanced more technologically which allows more energy to be gathered during the days with sunlight. One other solar power system known as the PV System is available as well. This system is connected to the electrical grid that is closest, and transfers the extra energy to that grid for shared use. As a result, there is less relianced on major electrical plants and lower energy costs for the home.

The benefits of the PV System are taking pressure off of the grid system, along with reducing pollution, and reducing your costs too. A number of small towns and suburbs have created centralized solar collection arrays areas. An indication that solar power is becoming an acceptable alternative energy choice is that a number of well0known companies are getting into solar energy. Google HQ is installing a 1.6 megawatt solar power plant on its roof, and even Wal Mart has plans of its own system that is 100 megawatt.
solar power plant on roof
Governments in countries like Japan, Germany, Switzerland and the United States are providing people tax breaks to use solar energy for their houses or businesses. Investors also discover the value in promoting eco-friendly technology and will keep on investing money into it. As more and more people employ solar energy, the cost will continue to decrease.
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