About Solar Energy Panels
A solar power panel collects energy from the sunlight and converts it into direct current (DC) electricity. Two oppositely charged pieces of silicon are put together below a sheet of glass and as the protons from the sunlight knock the negatively charged neutrons away from the silicon that the electrical field created by the two adjoining pieces of silicon attract the neutron. Little pieces of cable catch the neutrons and when they connect they produce direct current electricity. The cables connect to an inverter that changes the direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC) that we use in our houses.
Solar panels, called photovoltaic (literally meaning"power from sun") are put on the roof of your house, the roof of your garage or even as stand alone panels on your garden. Government grants are publicly available to help cover the panels and setup so do a bit of research and learn what you are entitled to.
Domestic utilizes solar panels.
A quick glance around the regional gardening or home improvement store will show you that the quantity and quality of solar powered products are rising. Garden lighting, water features and much more are now easily available powered by the sun but there is so much more that solar energy and solar panels can provide. If you have a swimming pool it is possible to heat this, or you can heat your hot water heater with just a few solar panels or, as an alternative, you could be considering powering your whole house with the beams of sunlight.
PV roof tiles aren't only available but also a lot less expensive than you probably think. When it's time to replace your roof or you are contemplating having it retiled for any reason then PV tiles are a far more viable option and after a couple of years they will have definitely made up the small increase in cost you will face for the first purchase and fitting. You need hardly any room on your home and fitting a grid tie system means you can sell excess energy into the grid; all in all if you've got full roof solar panels you can expect to reduce your yearly energy cost by 75% to 100%. That's a huge saving, particularly if you were just considering solar so as to try to do your bit to save the environment.
Can I buy solar panels everywhere?
Most electronics stores and backyard or home improvement stores or will inventory solar powered products at the very least; find the ideal store and they'll sell everything you want. If you don't understand what you are doing with electronics it's highly advised that you seek professional advice, and a fast search online or a flick through your phone book will discover several vendors and fitters of PV tiles and grid systems.