A Primer on Solar: Harness the Sun for Power SavingsThursday, November 29, 2012
As a working gal, I claimed the responsibility of paying our utility bills at home - telephone, water and electricity. Well, quite fulfilling that I’m able to help on our home expenses. But the catch is, whenever I’ve seen our bills especially on electricity is getting higher and higher as the months passes by, hmmm… I get a little bit mad, and sometimes, I do nag them to SAVE. Turn-off this. Turn-off that. Blah-blah-blah.
By having this problem in the past, it’s good to know that the awareness and push to go green has been improved, thank you to the concentrated efforts of corporations, organizations, and the media. From recycling to using earth-friendly materials like using Eco-bag when you do shopping to efficient energy consumption, there are now countless ways to minimized one’s carbon footprint and of course, save money in the long run.
In line with this, one of the more efficient and effective ways is through the use of solar power technology, or photovoltaic panels which is commonly called as “Solar PV.” It collects energy from the sun to generate electricity, which can then be used to power a portion of a home or even office’s electrical needs.
Sounds interesting, right? And I know what you have in your mind right now is to learn how to lower your electricity consumption. So, kindly continue reading as it will discuss how it works.
How it works?
Solar energy reduces the amount of fossil fuel that is burned, which subsequently reduces the pollutants and CO² that make it to the atmosphere. Depending on the type of system, a complete home or office set-up normally powers select appliances such as lights, air-conditioners, and certain electrical outlets.
Typically installed on rooftops, solar panels collect DC power and send it to an inverter which then converts it into AC (alternating current) power. The AC power goes from the inverter to the electrical panel, where it now becomes ready to use. Once the solar system produces more power than needed, the meter actually spins backwards. A home or office is still, of course, connected to the utility grid so it can get as much power as it needs outside of what the solar system produces.
Convince? Yes? The next question probably would be how to get the right system suitable for your needs. Well, whether for a home or office, the Solar PV you need must be personalized to be able to get the best possible performance, which therefore will carry about the best cost and power benefits as well. Green Heat (GH), a locally-owned business engaged in the design, installation, and maintenance of solar PV systems, has the right technology, expertise as well as experience to do the job right. They have been part of numerous extensive projects such as the ADB solar power plant, the Rural Electrification of the Philippine government, and other private installations.
Green Heat uses silicon-powered technology: the world's most dependable solar technology. With over 40 years of demonstrated field performance, silicon modules have continued to last longer and outshine other solar technologies.
Since roofs have limited space for solar modules, GreenHeat’s panels have higher module efficiencies. This means each panel works better in absorbing energy. Moreover, GH’s panels have “Enhanced weak light performance,” where the solar glass ensure that the panels perform well under real world, low light conditions. They are also low-maintenance since they have “self-cleaning” technological innovation where a special part in the top quality solar cup of the segments causes water to run off more easily, thereby allowing the cup to fresh itself of dust and dirt. In solar PV technology, the rest of the system has to be just as effective and reliable; otherwise the best panels will not give you the perfect return of investment.
So if you’re looking to the future of energy, start today! Solar PV Technology is an investment that goes a long way in saving you money, and the environment.
To learn more about solar PV technology, visit www.greenheat-intl.com.
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