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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY

privSolar energy is a thriving industry that is gaining popularity around the world. A report from the International Energy Agency states that solar energy has the potential to be the largest global source of energy by 2050. Solar energy is going to be the energy of the future without a doubt and in fact many European countries are now making it the law that any new buildings have to have very low carbon footprints and solar installed on all new buildings whether they’re a commercial or residential premises.

 

Why wouldn’t it be? The sun is one of the best renewable energy sources around. The sun is always shining, and anyone anywhere can begin using it.

 

THE SUN

The sun is a huge star in the center of our solar system. As a central source of light and heat, the sun is used for a variety of things. It is crucial in photosynthesis, which is used for plants to make food for themselves from carbon dioxide and water, and it is used to warm the planet and keep it from spiraling into another ice age.

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Our sun emits photons, which are small packets of energy. These have enough intensity to travel more than 90 million miles to Earth in less than 9 minutes. The amount of solar radiation impacting the Earth in one hour can satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.

 

ELECTRICITY

According to the United States Energy Information Administration, only about 12 percent of all energy is renewable. About 37 percent of energy is priv3fueled by petroleum, and 29 percent by natural gas. Coal-powered energy accounted for 15 percent of the energy generated, and nuclear power accounted for 9 percent. Because most of our energy is obtained by burning fuels and coals, the average carbon footprint around the world has increased. In fact, the carbon footprint of America is double that of those around the globe. Excessive carbon from burning these materials can lead to pollution and environmental decay, which is bad for the health and wellness of every living being on the planet. This is why it is important to turn to solar energy.

 

SOLAR PANELS AND SYSTEMS

Solar energy is captured with the use of photovoltaic solar panels composed of silicon solar cells that convert sunlight directly into electricity. It was discovered in 1954 that silicon created an electric charge when exposed to solar radiation. A panel is composed of several solar cells. The more panels wired together, the more energy you can generate from the sun.

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BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY

Aside from lowering your carbon footprint and decreasing pollution, solar energy is also a great way to save and invest money. By implementing solar panels and systems into your property or home, you can save money by virtually eliminating your electricity bill. Although the systems are generally a big investment, it pays itself off in a few short years. Adding solar power to your home can also save you in the event of a power outage, as many systems include solar storage. Lastly, you can add value to your home with solar systems. It has been estimated that adding solar panels to your home can increase your property’s value by anywhere between $10,000 and $20,000. Add panels today!

 

If you would like to find out more please don’t hesitate to visit https://www.freeenergyinformation.com you can find out more about the great team behind the site here or why not check out this awesome free consumer guide they’ve made available here. Of course if you have any questions at all then you can contact one of the friendly team here who will be more than happy to help. They would also love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter or go and check out their Instagram for some great pics.

The benefits of using Solar at home

Wesolar1 all know how beautiful this planet is for us human, yet, as humans we aren’t currently living sustainably and if this were to continue at the rate it currently is we would not know the planet as it is today; our kids and their kids would be living in a world of text books and museums, isolated in per-conditioned living areas.

This may all sound farfetched, but the reality of the matter is where using far more resources on this planet than it can sustain and you as one person or a family can do your little part to ensure you’re living as sustainably as possible. There are of course a multitude of ways you can go about doing this such as reduce your carbon footprint when travelling, or starting to grow your own produce at home or at least source it locally and let’s not forget about some of the great ways in which you can save energy in your own home, of course you wouldn’t just be saving energy but you would also be saving money on your energy bills.

Some of the benefits of solar power

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Eco friendly – It goes without saying that Solar power is currently one of the most Eco friendly energy resources on the planet and the best part about it is, it’s sustainable and it can be installed for relatively cheaply in your property. Get a system today and help us conserve this beautfil planet

Cost Saving – The initial installation fee can usually be recouped within the first 2 years after installation, after this, all the money you would have spent on traditional energy bills can be saved or spent on further Eco friendly improvements on your home such as installing a heat pump.

Reliable – The world all round at the moment is experiencing and energy crisis, in large parts of Africa it’s not unusual to go without energy for days on end. The best part about solar is it will both store and renew it’s own energy without being reliant, on what is often, a family grid.

Job Creation –  Solar power is a booming industry and is creating jobs at a rapid rate around the world currently, current statistics suggest that money invested in solar energy creates around 3 times the average jobs that the equivalent in the natural gas or goal industry would.

We hope this article has helped you in determining your next step in helping us preserve this amazing planet we live in, not only for us, but for our future generations to come. IF you would like to find out more information about living with solar then please watch this amazing video here http://www.see.solar/news/2015/08/06/video-switch-to-solar/ you can also visit the homepage at http://www.see.solar/ or why not check out their feature packed FAQ page here. Considering getting a system installed? No problem, you can get a no hassle completely free quote here. Of course, should you have any questions at all, one of their team is always on hand to help here.

 

Conserve of our planet with Ideal Energies

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Society in the last 2 decades has consumed our energy resources at such a rapid rate that we’re now starting to realise it’s of the utmost importance that we not only preserve these precious resources for ourselves but more importantly for our generations ahead of us. Governments around the world are now starting to realise they need to pass laws that make it mandatory to install renewable energy systems such as solar power, heat pumps, double glazing windows and overall energy efficient homes, in many places across Europe and the US for that matter it is now mandatory to install solar power systems on all new house builds.

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The reason you’re reading this article is you’re probably aware of this and the need for you to make your own contribution in some way, we thank you for this, as if every person on this planet did just their own little bit it would mean we would have a much cleaner renewable energy world to live in. Of course, this comes with benefits to yourself such as cost reduction and living in a much cleaner environment which does not burn unnecessary fossil fuels. Today we’ll  explore a few of these such options and let you make the decision on what would be best for you and your household.  We’ll also give you a brief introduction to an amazing business called Ideal Energies which is at the forefront of renewable energy technology.

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Solar Power

Solar power harnesses the energy of one of our greatest energy assets, the sun, it then converts this energy into electricity often directly through a method that is referred to as photovoltaics or at other times indirectly using concentrated solar power or otherwise known by it’s acronym of CSP. The latter of these uses lenses/mirros as well as tracking systems to concentrate a large area of sunlight into a much smaller beam, thus concentrating the energy and making it easier to convert into electricity.

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That’s all great you may ask, but how does it benefit me? Simply put you will acquire massive cost saving benefits by installing a solar power system,  as it is totally self sufficient and you don’t need to rely on the normal grid system. A system like this is also great for use in rural areas where access to the grid is not possible or countries like South Africa for example where they have massive energy supply problems.  We strongly recommend you to look into solar systems, not only for your benefit but for future generations to come.

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IF that’s not good news enough for you, you will be pleased to know that in many states in the US, federal governments are now actually offering rebates to all home owners who have renewable energy systems installed in their homes. The premise is simple, they know the value of these systems for conserving the planets and they would like you to have them installed as soon as possible. Bare in mind this won’t last forever as we will eventually get to a point where they feel there are enough systems installed and they will stop offering these rebates. Simply put, there is no better time than now to have one of these systems installed.

 

Earlier we mentioned just the company for your solar panels installation, you won’t be disappointed if you use the services of http://www.idealenergies.com. They are industry leaders in this field and use only the most cutting edge technology when installing your systems. You can rest assured that not only will your energy savings be in good hands but you will receive the utmost proffesiliasm from Idea Energies.

 

Ideal Energies  are a Minnesota based company taking a different path into alternative energy and environmental solutions for you business. They believe that doing the smart thing for your enterprise and the right thing for the environment don’t have to be at odds. Personally we think this is one of the best company statements we’ve read and we would not hesitate to recommend them. Of course don’t just take our word for it, you can view some of their past clients here and read more about what the company has to offer here.  They also offer some incredible financing options and have a feature packed resources page should you require any further information.

Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact them at this email, they’re also on Facebook   and would love to hear from you on there as well. Well done on taking the first step to preserving our lovely planet and we wish you all the best.