Why is solar the solution?
Investment in solar energy and renewables - such as wind, biomass etc , provides an ecological and viable alternative to traditional fossil field energy that will reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to slowing climate change. Here we bring you some of the facts about Photovoltaics, also known as solar electric. We show you the benefits - both cash and environmental. We also provide a step by step guide to help demystify the process and get you on your way to installing your own solar system.
A Photovoltaic installation works by harnessing the clean energy of the sun - a constant and renewable energy source. It is used to power all kinds of electrical appliances from computers and lighting to washing machines, fridges etc. It should not be confused with solar thermal which is used to generate hot water or hot air for heating. Read more »
You can consume your solar energy or save it in the public power grid. In Germany one gets an extra allowance for the solar energy that one consumes directly in the house instead of saving it in the public power grid. Read more »
"Grid-tied" residential solar power systems connect directly into your electric company's power grid. During the day, your solar power system is generating electricity that is directed onto the main grid, sort of like a small power station. Read more »
Scarcity of resources, environmental degradation and damage to the environment are the most obvious disadvantages of oil, gas and coal. Moreover, fossil fuels, fossil fuel power stations and centralised power grids also make our society dependent on large corporations and undemocratic regimes.Read more »
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