Residential Solar Power
The use of residential solar power is set to soar. Harnessing the power of the sun and turning it into forms we can use is not a new idea. But only now, as the threat of global warming increases, is the popularity of residential solar power systems taking off.
Home solar power is now receiving much more attention due to global warming, caused in part by our use of fossil fules. Not only do fossil fuels damage our environment, they will eventually run out. The sun, on the other hand, is going to be with us for a very long timed to come. Residential solar power provides a way for each of use to save money and help to clean up the planet in the process.
Residential Solar Power Options
The two main ways of using solar power in a residential solar power system: Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Heating.
Photovoltaic is the name of the process whereby the sun's enery is converted directly into electricity. This electricity can be stored, used immediately, or even sold to the national grid if you generate more than you need. read more...
Solar Heating describes the process whereby the sun's enery is used to heat water directly. If you imagine a tin can full of water sitting out in the desert, this would be a crude form of solar heating. Solar heating for residential solar power systems is a bit more sophisticated, of course. read more...