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Residential Solar Power Systems: Make Electricity Bills A Thing Of The Past

Residential Solar Power Systems: Make Electricity Bills A Thing Of The Past

When it comes to residential energy, spending is at an all time high. It costs so much to run the air conditioner, the television, the computer and whatever else people use to keep themselves occupied in their homes that they often have to reduce spending in other areas just to keep the lights on. The costs of energy have caused many people to consider some kind of residential solar power system.

Free Energy

A residential solar power system doesn’t need to use electricity from the local power plant. Instead, it uses an energy source that’s readily available and that’s, best of all, free. Residential solar power systems use the sunlight to power their household items. This can drastically reduce the amount on the electricity bill or it can even get rid of the electricity bill altogether.

A residential solar power system involves installing solar cells on the roof, or in other strategic places, in order to catch the rays of the sun. Technology has come a long way and this technology is going to save a lot of residents a lot of money.

Harness The Sun

Save your money and research what it would take to install a residential solar power system on your house. There’s no reason why you should spend a load of money to keep your lights on. If the energy is right there, waiting to be harnessed, as is the sun, you might as well take advantage of it.

It might cost you a substantial amount to have a residential solar power system installed on your home but the savings will be phenomenal. Leaving your lights on does not have to drain your pocketbook. You can leave your lights on and can spend your hard earned money on other things. Use the sun as your main energy source and stop relying on expensive power plants to fuel your home.

Residential solar power systems are the way of the future. With so much attention paid to lowering energy usage and keeping our environment clean, it just makes sense that we should use some kind of residential solar power system to fuel our homes. It will save us a lot of money in the long run and it uses an energy source that is available and it has absolutely zero ill effects on our precious atmosphere.

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Installing A Home Solar Power System

Installing A Home Solar Power System

With the growing rise in the concern of such issues as Global warming and the lesser known but just as critical Global dimming, the world seems to be paying more and more attention to the matter of solar power. The term solar power refers to any type of method that harnesses energy from the sun and then works by converting this energy into electricity.

How To Install A Home Solar Power System

There are actually quite a few different important issues that are involved or can be optionally involved in the installing of a home solar power system. The most common processes involved in that of a home solar power system are: solar design in architecture, solar heating systems, solar cooking, and solar lighting. Although these are the most popular and common in regards to a home solar power system, there are many other available options.

Solar power can be used in the architecture factor of your home solar power system, in that solar design can be used to achieve a comfortable temperature as well as light levels with little or no additional energy. The matter of passive solar can also be involved here, which is the maximizing of the entrance in sunlight in cold conditions and reducing it in hot weather; then there is also that of active solar power, which refers to the using of additional devices such as pumps and fans in order to direct warm and cool air or fluid.

In regards to solar heating systems, these are systems which use sunlight in order to heat the water of a home, and these particular types of systems can either be used to heat domestic hot water or for space heating, however, they are most commonly used to heat pools. Thereby, there are three most basic categories which all solar heating systems fall under, which includes: active systems which use pumps to circulate water or a heat transfer fluid, passive systems which circulate water or a heat transfer fluid by natural circulation, and batch systems which use a tank that is directly heated by sunlight.

In the issue of solar cooking, there is a solar box cooker which is used to literally trap the sun’s power into an insulated box, which can then be used for cooking. In regards to solar lighting, the entire interior of a building – such as your home – can be lit during daylight hours using light tubes, and generally, it is claimed that this actually gives the interior a more natural light and can be used to reduce the energy demands of electric lighting.

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