One hour of harvested sunlight is equal to one year of power for the world
Solar Photovoltaic Panels Can harvest 10-20% of sunlight and are only becoming more efficient!
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By utilizing new technologies we can harvest and store the suns energy to power our homes 100% off the grid throughout the day
By going off the grid and relying on solar panels you will be doing your part by reducing your carbon footprint and minimizing the effects on the environment. By installing solar your home value increases, you will make money by selling excess energy, and the low payback period means you will make your money back quickly!
So how do they work?
- First the sun's rays hit the panel
- The panels absord the suns rays
- A battery bank stores them
- A device called an inverter converts the suns rays into energy
- From the inverter the energy is sent to your electrical box on your house
- This energy is now available for use to watch TV or power your stove!
Solar is viable
The great thing about solar panels is that they can be placed everywhere the sun reaches. We have large uninhabited areas of the world where massive solar farms are being constructed. A single solar farm can provide for millions of people
Global Warming is Happening
We rely too much on fossil fuels
As of 2009, we rely 83% on fossil fuels! These are harmful to the environment and produce dangerous greenhouse gases that are proven to cause global warming and irreversible damage to the ozone layer. We currently only get 1% from solar energy.
Whether or not you want to accept it global warming is happening! We cannot reverse the damage we have done but we still have time to limit future damage and to increase the quality of life for future generations for years to come by switching to renewables such as solar
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