The human and solar energy has a long history with together. Over the past centuries, the human has learnt new ways of harnessing solar energy to an extent of converting the energy in different forms. Drying, heating and cooking are some of the ways in which human has exploited the solar energy.
In the recent past, we have seen massive investment in solar power where large panels are being used to trap large amount of electrical in Sunshine Coast power. There are some projects that have come up with sophisticated technology to harness as much power as that of the hydroelectric power. This shows the magnitude of the evolution of technology in this sector.
The sun is the main source of power in almost every food chain in the world. Plants make use of chlorophyll substance to use it in the process of manufacturing food. When the plants mature, the herbivore feed on the leaves converting the energy absorbed by the plants to structural cells of the flesh. The herbivores are then consumed by the carnivores. These plants are also consumed directly by the omnivores under the same process. The food chain goes on and on until the nutrients are absorbed. This is one of the many benefits of solar energy in biology.
Solar panels are made with photosensitive elements with the ability to convert the light into electrical energy. This energy is then stored in the batteries in which they are later used to provide electrical energy at a later stage of the day. The amount or the amount of energy collected during the day is dependent on the size and the amount of technology applied in the panels.
The energy produced by these panels is associated with cleanliness and low cost of maintenance. This is because there are no byproducts produced in the process of conversion. Once the panels are installed, it is very cheap and almost priceless to maintain these panels. A qualified electrician should however be tasked in offering the wiring services in order to increase the level of efficiency of the total energy harnessed from these panels.
However, there are some few challenges which face solar electrical energy. Most of these panels are developed under sophisticated technology with exotic materials. This makes the process of production very expensive and time consuming. This increases the total cost of initial installation. During the production of these, there is a certain level of pollution caused by the manufacturing company. Regardless of how insignificant pollution doesn’t erase the fact that it is pollution.
There are some specific appliances which are designed to use solar energy. These appliances are however very expensive to purchase and to maintain. Solar power is dependent on the total amount of solar intensity on the panels. If there is bad weather in the location of installation chances are, that the total amount of energy absorbed may reduce, rendering these panels somehow unreliable. Quality batteries capable of storing the energy collected by these panels are very expensive. This further increase the total cost of the reliability and convenience of the project.