Thursday, November 20, 2008

Efficiency Solar Panel

In today's increasing environmentally conscious society, reducing our carbon footprint than a social responsibility. Moreover, as traditional sources of power are becoming more expensive, energy from renewable sources are always attractive and desires. Herein lies the beauty of the solar panel efficiency as a means of providing some or all of our electrical energy. Moreover, the accessibility and affordability of efficient solar panels means that they no longer saw as bizarre, but rather as an innovative, meaningful and ultimately cheaper. It is estimated that the world's governments' commitment to increasing the use of renewable energy sources, that in 2030 approximately 14% of global energy by solar energy. The term solar panel actually describes two types of device, to give them their technical name: Solar photovoltaic modules Solar thermal collectors. Solar thermal collectors use the sun's energy to heat water (for domestic use) or other liquids. A good solar hot water panel is capable of an average household with around one third of its annual hot water supply. However, the photovoltaic modules (solar panels to you and me) that we are here. These delicate solar panels use cells to convert light energy from the sun into electricity and thus a clean energy source without waste by-products. For science open to the world, photons from sunlight knock electrons into a higher state of energy which flow past the current so-produced by a photodiode to power equipment or batteries. Solar cells are connected and assembled into panels to the protection of the environment form, so that they will continue to work effectively. Consequently, these plates are in a frame made of metal, plastic or glass fiber and glass fronted. The construction of the framework within which solar cells are placed is of crucial importance. This is because the solar cells themselves are often made of wafer-based silicon and because of the brittle they need protection from the elements, particularly effects of hail, wind and snow and moisture, corrode the metal contacts and connections. A solar panel installation usually consists of several panels called an array. The use of solar collectors is growing in popularity and production has been doubling every two years, increasing by an average 48% per year since 2002. Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are increasingly integrated into new domestic and industrial buildings either principal or an ancillary source of electrical energy. In the new builds, the arrays are in the roof or walls of the building and roof tiles with integrated PV cells can now be purchased. For existing buildings, arrays can usually at the top of the existing roof. Alternatively, arrays can be separated and connected by cable to connect the power supply for the building. Arrays are usually in a position angled, so as to have access to as much sunlight as possible in order to enhance their performance.

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Contributing Author said...

Solar technology is very fascinating since, tecnically, the sun is the root cause of all life and energy on Earth and we're just starting to be able to harness it as electricity. It's most likely that residential solar power won't be a viable technology for quite a few years, but certain locations (California most notably) are really starting to build an infrastructure of the technology that will make it possible in many places.

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