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Understanding Solar Energy: How It Works And Why We Need To Use It

Climate change is a factor that will soon affect us all. According to NASA, the effects of climate change are becoming more prevalent than ever before. There’ve been a series of intense rainfall events and an increase in ocean acidity levels of up to 30%. Taking measures to improve our greenhouse gas emissions and to reverse the effects of climate change are going to save us from continuing to do permanent damage to our world.

Solar Energy Is The Future

Solar energy is one of the most plentiful resources on the planet and the sun is emitting 173,000 TW of solar energy every day. If we were able to capture this energy it would be possible to account for 10,000 times the world’s energy usage. As well as having the benefit of being able to generate all of our own power, solar energy does so without releasing any greenhouse gas or pollution into the air.

Solar panels have been around for a long time and today’s solar energy offers improvements in the form of better solar panels, improved materials, better inverters and better batteries. We know more about capturing solar energy and storing it than ever before.

Solar cells capture the energy from the sun and transfer it to an inverter that will then allow us to use it as electricity, stored in a battery or send it back to the electrical grid. Solar systems can work unimpeded with very little maintenance and maintaining their efficiency for up to 20 years.

Once you determine the potential for your home or business for solar energy, you’ll simply need to decide on the size of the system that works best for you and learn more about the benefits that are available in your area and the credits that you receive for generating solar energy.

Contact us today if you’re interested in an energy audit for your future solar installation.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is the top choice for solar panels in Houston, TX! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!