What is Solar Energy Used for? The 5 Most Common Uses of Solar Power

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Check out top 5 list of the most common ways to use solar energy i.e. solar transportation, solar technology, solar lighting, solar heating and our favorite – rooftop solar. Go solar and save money right away.

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What is Solar Energy Used For? The 5 Most Common Uses of Solar Power:

What is Solar Energy Used For? The 5 Most Common Uses of Solar Power Alex Yackery | 19 th July 2016

Solar Powered Transportation: One Way to Use Photovoltaic Energy:

Solar Powered Transportation: One Way to Use Photovoltaic Energy An innovative practice to effectively make use of the sunshine is with transportation powered by photovoltaic (PV) energy. Railroads, subways, buses, planes, cars and even roads can all be powered by solar, and solar transit is becoming a popular offering in the renewable energy sector. Recently, the solar powered-aircraft Solar Impulse 2 made its way around the world, soaring across the Pacific and making big splashes in iconic photographs. Meanwhile, solar buses are helping China reduce its carbon footprint while simultaneously maintaining efficient mass transit in densely populated cities like Beijing. Finally, solar cars are starting to play a role in racing competitions around the world, especially in Australia where the SolarSpirit  model has gained major recognition. With these advances and more, there’s no question that solar power is the transforming transportation sector around the world.

Solar Tech: A New Way to Use Solar Power:

Solar Tech: A New Way to Use Solar Power Powering consumer electronics has become a common solar power use in today’s world – everything from a cell phone to a flashlight can be charged by being exposed to sunlight. For those curious about the top products in solar tech, check out this top 10 list of uses for solar devices : Cell phones charging an iPad with solar Wearables Music speakers Solar air conditioning Tablets Thermostats Solar dryers Solar visor radios Freezers/mini-fridges Rechargeable flashlight s

Solar Lighting: One of the Most Common Solar Energy Uses:

Solar Lighting: One of the Most Common Solar Energy Uses One of the easiest ways to improve home efficiency is to add outdoor solar lighting to your property. Unlike traditional exterior lights, solar lighting requires no complicated setup as the lights are wireless and harness sunlight during the day to circumvent the need for grid-supplied electricity at night. Though solar lights are not yet as common as solar panels, they are quickly joining the likes of LED bulbs and smart home thermostats as a cheap product that can reduce electric bills and improve the efficiency of your home. Additionally, the aesthetic of modern solar lighting can significantly improve the outdoor decor of a property. Elaborate lighting arrays can improve the exterior design of a property, are often as cheap as $20 per light, and are available at major home retailers such as Home Depot. The availability and low cost of these lighting products are one reason why it’s so common to see solar powered street lights – keep your eye out for those like the one pictured above.

Solar Heating: Using PV for Thermal Energy:

Solar Heating: Using PV for Thermal Energy Many homeowners are unaware that solar water heaters and solar space heaters are an effective way to heat one’s home without making the larger investment of installing solar panels. Solar space heaters harness sunlight and convert it into thermal energy with the use of liquid or air as a medium, while solar water heaters use water as a method for thermal transfer. These solar heating systems can either be passive or active – while passive systems utilize natural circulation, active systems use pumps to circulate water and generate heat. Homeowners who install a thermal solar array on their roof can expect 5 to 10 percent returns with a system that costs a fraction of a full solar panel installation. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “solar pool heating is the most cost-effective use of solar energy in many climates.” Wondering how solar heated pools work? At its simplest, the technology uses a solar collector that harnesses sunlight and converts it into heat. Water is then drawn through the collector as a means of heating the pool. This technology can also be used to cool the water at night (typically necessary only in hotter climates). Solar heating systems range between $3,000 and $4,000 and can provide a payback period as short as one and a half years.

Rooftop Solar: A Homeowner’s Best Friend:

Rooftop Solar: A Homeowner’s Best Friend With so many amazing gadgets and devices available under the sun in 2016, it’s easy to overlook the most important use of solar energy: rooftop solar. While solar energy can be used to fly an aircraft and charge a battery, it can also be used to save homeowners thousands of dollars every year by cutting their energy use, carbon footprint and utility bills . As you consider the various ways to go solar, make sure to first estimate your potential solar savings and see what a solar investment could do for your household finances. Utilizing smaller products and home improvements to improve the efficiency of one’s home is a great practice, but at the end of the day, the ultimate opportunity to improve one’s carbon footprint and electric bill is with a home solar panel installation.

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