In the past 100 years, manufacturing and transportation have become two giant industries in our society. Overall, we benefit from this because we have the freedom to travel where we want and can also purchase a variety of goods, both of which are made possible by these two industries. A drawback of their rise is the increased requirement for electricity. Most energy comes from oil, coal, and nuclear power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Recent developments in renewable energy have led to small-scale implementation of alternative energy sources such as solar power, but it still accounts for less than 1% of the power generated each year in the U.S. Keep reading to learn about some less harmful sources of power that generate less waste. Solar power in particular is a popular energy source that is expected to gain use in the coming years.
- Solar panels can be installed in many different ways.
Solar panels are complicated systems of technology that work by using the power from light to generate electricity. There are several ways to build solar panels, and some utilize light energy better than others. Panels are sometimes installed in different ways depending on the environmental difficulties they will face. For example, some solar panels must overcome weather or climate problems like rain, snow, or hail, others are faced with extreme temperatures, and other solar panels need to be protected from heavy winds that can potentially knock the system over.
- By an incorporating a solar panel mount into your system, you can protect it from the elements. A solar panel mount is a fantastic, and often necessary, way to increase the lifetime of a solar mounting system. This extra feature helps to hold the solar panel in place, which is important because the solar panels themselves are not very strong and are easily broken. They can actually be blown away or change position with winds, and solar panel mounts prevent this. Mounting systems also circulate heat beneath the system. This is necessary because lots of heat from the light is generated, and the system can overheat without proper ventilation.
- Solar panels can be installed wherever you need it.
Basically, this means that solar panels can be placed on the ground or on the roof, depending on where they are needed. Determination of solar panel placement is made by an expert who considers the best angle for sunlight while also considering the layout of the area. If you are interested in solar power systems, it’s important to talk to a professional before you make any big decisions.
If you have ever worked with solar panels before, you know how difficult it can be to fully grasp the complexity of the system. Please tell us about your experience in the comments below. If you are currently thinking about utilizing solar power, and you have any questions about getting started, we would love to hear from you, too!