How To Use Solar Energy

Solar energy, solar power derived from the sun through the use of solar panels, is just one of the newest initiatives the “Going Green” movement has presented to us, in an effort to build and maintain renewable and sustainable power sources. As with any new addition to your home, there is always the initial cost of the components and installation cost to get it up and running.

Solar Powered Ventilation

Think are heating and cooling within your home and cut down on the utility bills. Think about how many ceiling fans run in your home each day.  Now, think about how many bath fans run throughout the day,   How about floor fans and fans above the stove?  I think you’ll agree, we all use fans to either keep us cool, circulate the air or discard unwanted air.  With solar powered fans, you can optimize.

Solar Energy Can Heat Your Water

Have you considered the possibility of solar energy heating your water instead of using gas or conventional electric water heaters? I know you may say that you’ll have to buy all of these pieces to get this option to work. There will installation that you may or may not be able to do. If you think about it, it’s no different than changing out an outdated furnace, water heater, or air conditioning unit. You may increase the efficiency by 15-30% by replacing the unit, but there is an up-front cost associated with that change as well. Although the change will save you money over the years, so that should be considered over a period of time.

Power Pumps With Solar Energy

You’ll need to have a pump to circulate the water around. This pump would normally connect to your home’s power supply, but let me give you this nice tip. You can use solar energy to run a DC motor that will slowly circulate the water throughout your home or in and out of your water heater. This way, the cost of the system is minimized further. Now, the skeptics will say that’s great, but what do we do when there is no sun?you’ll need to have a pump to circulate the water around. This pump would normally connect to your home’s power supply, but let me give you this nice tip. You can use solar energy to run a DC motor that will slowly circulate the water throughout your home or in and out of your water heater. This way, the cost of the system is minimized further.

Solar Energy For Battery Charging

Have you considered solar energy for charging batteries? These could be used to power sump pumps, hot water pumps, ceiling fans in your home, or lighting that id of DC nature. battery chargers are used in homes to charge all of those batteries used for video games and such as well. But most likely, if you have a reserve battery bank that is charged through the day while sunlight is present and is used for the nighttime hours, you can see the benefits of that, right?

Use Solar Energy To Power Your Home

Yes, you heard me right, solar energy can power your home. The system needed isn’t that complex when you examine the devices needed. Simply add solar panels to collect sunlight and convert it into electricity. DC power (direct current) is then sent to an inverter, which converts DC power into Ac power, which now runs your home. Through the use of transfer switches and other safety devices, your clean, renewable power source is capable of powering your home, camper, cabin, tool shed, or any other building for that matter.

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