Solar panels are a great way to produce clean and renewable energy. By harnessing the solar energy that comes to earth, we can reduce our use of non-renewable sources of energy.
Materials such as oil and coal are limited due to our massive consumption of them, and they also release harmful gasses when burned.
Solar Panels convert sunlight into electricity. This is done either directly – using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly – using concentrated solar power, or a combination of both.
It would actually be more accurate to say that solar panels convert daylight, rather than sunlight.
When light from the sun comes to the Earth, it contains tiny particles of light called photons. These are what gets absorbed into the solar panels.
The photons are then squished between negatively charged and positively charged layers of silicone. Therefore, creating an electrical field.
Next, the photons travel through the solar panel cell, knocking off electrons from atoms as it goes.
The loose electrons then travel through the silicone layer and get collected on a metal plate, which then sends it along wires as electricity!
Solar panel batteries are vital to making the most out of your solar panel system. Without batteries to store the energy produced throughout the day, your solar energy won’t be effective during the night.
For example, you need to look at the capacity and power of certain batteries to see whether they will be able to manage the electricity produced by your panels.
You should know how much your battery can store (preferably in kWh), and how much it can deliver at any given time.
It is also important to take the lifespan of the battery into account. It can be a pain to keep replacing batteries with a short lifespan, although most solar panel batteries will last around 5 to 15 years.
The typical concern of anybody considering switching to solar panels is: Will it affect the value of my home?
It seems to be that there is no definitive answer to this question because of the nature of house prices.
At Green Power Technology, we wanted to make sure that we provide a well-rounded view from multiple perspectives. We spoke to a mortgage broker, an estate agent, and a letting agent to gain a full insight.
The overall verdict was that solar panels won’t directly affect the value of your home, though it would be inadvisable to install solar panels and then move home.
This is because you wouldn’t leave time to benefit from your new installation.
Solar power is becoming more and more popular, and it’s beginning to come into its own in terms of environmental and financial benefits.
It is believed that over 10 million homes will have a solar panel system installed by the end of 2020. This growth reflects the sheer drop in the cost of installing this green energy source.
Many people find that switching to green energy is not only a safe choice, but a smart choice. It can help you to save money on your energy bills, and even earn you money with the new 2020 grid trade incentives!
Cost of solar panel installation can vary between installers, and have a number of affecting variables. This makes it very hard to accurately say how much your solar panels will cost.
After deciding to go solar, the next hurdle you must face is where to put them. The positioning of your solar panels can be a large variable in their efficiency and effectiveness.
When the installer comes round to fit your panels, they will be able to guide in making the decision – though you also need to understand what we are aiming to achieve.
The proper placement of solar panels determines how much daylight they will receive, and therefore determines how much energy they will produce.
Ensuring that they are positioned ideally will mean that you can make the most out of your savings.
The solar panel market is growing rapidly as more and more people make the switch over to green energy.
This is a great leap forward in the aim of reducing the effects of climate change.
Climate change is a growing problem, one that is destroying the planet, people’s homes and lifestyles, natural habitats, and causing extinction of many animal species.
The overuse of non-renewable, harmful sources of energy is causing the problem to grow. Materials such as coal and oil release harmful ‘greenhouse gasses’ into the atmosphere.
The energy collected from solar panels, however, is considered to be clean, green energy. Therefore, in short, the answer is yes. Solar panels can reduce climate change.
There are many ways that humans can work together and use solar to end climate change once and for all, and solar panels are the most efficient and effective.
If you’re interested in the benefits of solar panels, and want to do your bit to save our planet, then get in touch today for a free quote!Get a Quote > Or call us now on 0330 808 1237