It may seem futuristic and far-out to many people, but renewable energy is growing in popularity. It has so much to offer any home or business looking to both be seen as more environmentally friendly as well as with saving money on rising energy bills. Perhaps one of the most popular forms of renewable energy today is solar power, which is more reliable than many people may realise. Solar panels are a popular choice because, as the folks at Stamford roofing confirm, “Solar panels reduce reliance on nonrenewable energy sources and are capable of generating significant savings on utility bills.” By installing commercial solar panels, any business will be making a sound investment in their future.
If you’ve ever wondered how they work, solar panels manage to generate a plentiful supply of electricity by using natural light from the sun during daylight, which then gets converted into energy which can be used for a variety of purposes. Solar panels come in different forms, each of them useful to any commercial or residential property that wants to be self-sufficient in terms of the energy.
Thermal solar panels are designed mainly to help with central heating as well as heating water. During winter, they are perfect, as they provide just enough energy for any home.
Photovoltaic solar panels are essential for any business who wants to generate their own clean, reliable energy. What separates them from other panels is that they can be used to generate electricity for just about any purpose. They retail for a little more than other solar panels, but they’re worth buying as they last for decades, require little maintenance and can even work when it’s not sunny outside, which is reassuring for anyone who’s worries about any reliability issues.
When talking about photovoltaic panels we can also go into further depth. Silicone panels used for generating electricity can be made in two ways. The silicone can have a poly-crystalline structure; in this scenario the solar panels are comprised of a massive amount of individual silicone crystals and joined together to create the panel. This method, although cheaper, is not as efficient for energy production compared to a mono-crystalline structure. In the latter case the solar panel is just a single crystal of silicon that is made into the shape of a panel.
Note: This was a guest post by Jack Cornwall