The world is about to end its dependency on fossil fuels, and it will cause climate change. It's a boom time for sustainable solar energy. Energy efficiency and increased use of renewables contribute to climate change soothing and disaster risk reduction. Maintaining and protecting ecosystems allow using and further developing hydropower sources of electricity and bio-energy.
WHAT IS A SOLAR PANEL? HOW DOES IT WORK?
Solar panels (also known as "PV panels") are used to convert light from the sun, which is composed of particles of energy called "photons," also called light quantum. Solar energy is connected with the sun, and all its work begins with the sun's rays.
those devices used to absorb the sun's rays and convert them into electricity or heat. Many cells linked together make up a solar panel. A solar panel works by allowing photons or particles of light. It allows electrons to be knocked out of their atomic orbits and released into the electric field generated by the solar cell. This entire process is known as the Photovoltaic Effect. Putting solar panels at our home will produce enough solar electricity to supply all its power needs. Excess electricity generated goes onto the primary power grid. You have electricity stored for future use at night sometimes when there is no good sunlight.
And in the industrial panel, we use it to generate electricity in mass. Solar panels can be used for remote power systems for cabins, telecommunications equipment, remote sensing,
electric systems, etc.
LET'S DO MATH
Accessing power straight from the source makes more sense than paying for it indirectly from your local power plant. Solar panels are more cost-effective than "regular" or standard electricity; installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas, or other fossil fuel options.
Solar Energy versus Wind
The power gathered from wind is less expensive to produce. Still, a wind turbine turns wind energy into electricity using the aerodynamic force from the rotor blades, which work like an airplane wing or helicopter rotor blade. Also, wind generating plants are set up at distant locations with little or no access to the actual consumer.
They are also more disruptive than their solar counterparts since they are prone to making lots of noise.
Solar Energy versus Biomass
In the case of biogas, a temperature of 37°C is necessary for the bacteria to digest waste. However, it's hard to maintain in the winter or rainy season.
Burning biomass to generate electricity has some appeal as biomass is renewable in some sense. However, the logistics and overall energy balance undermine this argument, as a lot of energy – primarily oil-based, which is not good on a cleaning basis and is also required to harvest and move the crops to the power station. The energy conversion efficiency of solar panels may only be less than 30% at most. However, still, it's much higher than biogas plants which sit at less than 10% on average. Thus, Biogas energy plants take more energy and space than solar power plants. So, in terms of efficiency levels, solar is the winner.
Solar Energy versus Hydro
Humans have created massive dams situated on and around powerful bodies of water to create electricity to power homes and businesses.
There are many similarities between hydroelectricity and solar energy; both use 100% renewable sources to create electricity with zero carbon emissions. As you all know, the earth will never get out of both of the resources. When it comes to their differences, one needs lots of water and the other needs lots of sunshine. Hydroelectricity, though effective, is generally supplied through the use of large dams, which also means the initial installation cost will be very high. Also, building a dam means altering the whole natural ecosystem. Hydro plants often change the natural flow of the waterways; they take over and affect the natural habitats of wildlife and block fish migration.
On the other hand, solar panels do not change the environment and are small compared to dams.
Undoubtedly, all renewable energy sources are beneficial. Still, solar energy emerges as the most valuable and will rule the world in the future era. To that end, the solar industry is working toward more sustainable ways to extract the materials needed to lessen the environmental impact. For more details on Commercial solar panels, Accord Electrical is here to help you.
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