A tiny fraction of sun energy, which hits the earth shows how amazingly powerful the sun is. Solar electricity at home can be used to reduce our every day expenses. These days, the consumption of energy is a major concern, which has to be tackled well in order to ensure less energy wastage. The thought of installation of glass panels is an important technique to handle this issue.
There are three broad categories under which sun energy and its consumption is grouped. These are sunlight, electricity and incentives. The panels and solar cells have become much more efficient. They are even able to produce a marginal amount of power even on cloudy days.
Food for the entire family can be cooked in solar cookers, saving lot of fuel like coal and wood. It also helps to save time. Other devices are lighting and water heating, where heat from the sun is used to warm up water using glass panels on the roof, saving fuel and at the same time producing electricity. As oil prices continue to soar, gradually we have to be more dependent on sun energy.
The sun home lighting system is a fixed installation designed for domestic application. The system includes solar cells, charge controller, battery and lighting system, lamps and fans. This energy runs grinders, lights and pumps. If we use this energy at home, all these equipments can be used efficiently.
The main difficulty with this type of power has always been the efficiency of power transfer with sun panels. Although it provides several watts of power every day, but to put the generated electricity to use, takes a lot of effort. We need to convert the bright sun energy to usable electric current. This presents a good hurdle for us in a way, because throughout most of our history our electric conversion has been turbine based.
Sun power on the other hand does not use a turbine in the whole process. In place of utilization of turbine, the sunlight strikes silicon crystals, which create electric potential. If the backing of crystals is as per the need, this potential can be harnessed to create enough current for the panel to work efficiently.
The energy habits have changed over the years. Most countries have now started to subsidize or give tax rebates for installing such systems. Several incentives are being introduced to encourage the use of this power.
Using solar electricity at home is a big part of green environment. Basically going green means living within a balance that must be present between us and the environment. We have to reduce usage of nonrenewable resources and try to protect our environment by using resources, which are renewable in its form. I have personally managed to build my own home DIY electricity system simply following a DIY guide online.