Many scientists are now researching ways to harness the sun’s energy, mainly because with this energy, the possibilities are endless. But what are some of the pros and cons of solar power?
Solar water heaters use thermal panels that are typically installed on a portion of the roof that receives unobtrusive sunshine and which faces south. The panels collect the heat of the sun and use this heat to warm the water in the tank through a liquid running through pipes.
The other advantage is that you can save up and build one panel at a time, gradually lowering your electrical bill until one day you’ll be totally off the grid! It’s already a reality for many thousands of people and the good news is the construction process is actually pretty simple once you know how.
Water Power: Take a quick look at Niagara Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World located in Canada. Those falls are huge and the power that they generate is massive just from falling water. The city has been running on just water power for some time. As a renewable source and clean burning fuel, you can see how this energy is one to consider as well.
The main heating and cooling source in most green houses will be roermond zonnepanelen, wind power, or hydropower. Any of these sources will power a house with minimal effects on global warming. At the same time, these sources of energy will sustain a household in a comfortable style.
Direct gain refers to improving your house in a manner that allows the sun to…[drum roll]…directly provide power in the form of heat to your home. For instance, if you install large windows in the south facing side of your home and put down heat storing flooring such as masonry, you are pursuing direct gain. The sun will directly heat the home through the windows during the day and will also heat up the flooring. As the sun goes down, the flooring will continue to radiate heat. The advantage of direct gain is it is fairly easy to implement. The disadvantage is it only works during the day and for a few hours afterwards if you’ve put in a heat storing flooring material.
Start your project by searching your own home for any of the supplies that you may already have on hand. You will need copper wire, plywood and sheets of glass all of which can be found at your local hardware store. The internet is a good source for inexpensive photovoltaic cells. Check prices at local suppliers so you will be better prepared for your internet search.
Since most of the appliances you’ve brought from home run on AC, you can now plug them into the power inverter. When the RV is stationary, all you’ll need to do is place the solar array outside and you’ll have free energy from the sun.