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Published on July 6th, 2017 | by Guest

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Solar technology in your home

Eco-friendly and green living are becoming more and more popular in this modern age, where new technologies are being developed every day. But what’s more important, is that the new technologies allow for a more sustainable and eco-friendly life. When it comes to powering your home, there are now affordable and efficient renewable energy systems, and one of the best and most widely used is solar electric system.

Solar systems are very popular and, what is more important, very energy-efficient. With them you can save money and take care of your environment by using renewable energy.

When it comes to efficient production of electricity at home, a solar electric or photovoltaic system is the best choice because it doesn’t cause pollution and is, at the same time, a cost-effective power supply. This solar system is installed on your roof in the form of solar panels which have come a long way since their beginnings and are now more efficient. They use the energy from the sun to power your house and create electricity.

The first thing you need to do when considering solar rooftop techniques is to find out how energy-efficient you home is. It will help you get the most out of your solar system, and decide what best suits you, your needs and your overall energy consumption.

There are two basic kinds of solar technologies, which are also some of the most popular: photovoltaic and thermal.

  • Photovoltaic cells use solar power to create electricity.  Through these cells, light is directly converted into electric power for your home. What makes them sustainable and eco-friendly is that they do not pollute the air nor do they emit greenhouse gasses. They are reliable, affordable, energy-efficient and cost-effective.
  • Thermal solar system is also very useful, efficient and good for the environment. With it, you can heat the water in your house, as well as air, which reduces the need for other types of heating that waste energy and create pollution. This system also uses sunlight as its power source. Once the water is heated it will stay in a tank where it was stored, and can be used whenever. This system also reduces utility bills and the emissions of harmful gasses.

When thinking about solar panels, you should take into consideration that they need a lot of sun to produce enough energy, which means that they will have the most effect in parts that have a lot of sunlight throughout the day.

Other innovative solar possibilities for your home include deep cycle batteries. You can incorporate these batteries into your home solar grid, and they will in turn be charged through the solar panels. So they are charged by the sun through the solar panels, and the energy is then stored. They can function as your secondary power system, in case the solar system malfunctions or when the sun is not powering the panels, like for example at night.

Another thing to think about when it comes to solar solutions is installing solar lighting. These lights can be installed both indoors and outdoors and are as good, or even better than the standard lights. Their light is intensive, they are small so they can be put anywhere and are charged and powered by the panels or batteries.

If you have any doubts or questions about your roof and solar system solutions, you can turn to Reilly Roofing and Gutters, a professional commercial and residential roofing company.

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