Why are Solar Panels Important?

March 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Solar Power Tips


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Solar panels convert the suns energy into usable forms. Solar panels can be a certain kind of device that attracts the sun to use the sun to power machinery that can transfer the heat from the sun into whatever they need.  We could use solar panels to convert the heat from the sun into the energy we need to power things that run.  Solar panels are common and can be seen in a lot of different products, such as calculators, satellites, or even space ships.  Solar panels are an effective way to redirect the sunlight and use it for electricity.

It all starts over one hundred years ago when a man got the idea to use the heat from the sun to power his machinery. The main focus was to use the steam from the hot sun light in order to start and maintain their machines.  This new revelation peaked the interest of several scientists who did not waste any time traveling to see how this discovery worked.  Since then, there have been groundbreaking products that have increased the convenience and the need to use a natural resource such as the sun in order to work machinery.

Solar panels can be different shapes and sizes but their main purpose is to convert the light in order to make electricity. Photovoltaic, or PV, is the process of converting the light into electricity. Photovoltaic cells are self generating and consist of a very thing film made of silver.  This film is placed on a semiconductor layer that can be found on an iron substrate. The photovoltaic cells are very important in producing enough sunlight and heat in order to successfully produce the energy that is needed in order to heat up water, heat homes and power electricity.

Solar panels can be found in all different shapes and sizes including round, square, and rectangle.  You can see them on top of buildings and houses or standing alone in fields.  Solar panels are in hand held devices and they are in energy efficient appliances.  The sun is a wonderful natural resource and can greatly cater to our way of life.  The study of natural resources like the sun is ongoing and the improvement that can be made in the future is anyone’s guess but you can’t go wrong when you use natural resources.

Because this new way of production was in trial and error stage, it was somewhat expensive to turn your home or business into a natural way to heat and power.  But since things have changed and newer material has surfaced and since we know more about the solar panels the cost is not as high, although it is still higher than using man made methods of producing heat and electricity.  In the long run using solar panels for all your electric needs will save you money in the long run because you won’t have to worry about paying for your power.  As long as the sun shines you will have power.  On days that are too cloudy for the sun to break through to the earth, your system should still be adequate enough to carry the electricity through another day.

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