This is a complete guide on solar energy.
If you want to understand how solar energy enables us to harness the power of the Sun to light up our homes, streets and businesses, you will find it here.
Let’s dive right in.
What Is Solar Energy
Solar energy is a radiation from the Sun, which is able to produce heat, cause chemical reactions and turning it into electricity for your home or business.
The sun is a natural nuclear reactor where it releases photons energy that is enough for our earth to generate solar energy to global energy needs.
This potential for solar energy is enormous because it received the daily electric-generating capacity every day, in its solar energy form
In 2007, a report from International Energy Advance (IEA) portrays that solar has become the world’s fastest growing source of power, that actually surpassed those other fuels.
How It Works
Solar panel or known as solar module consists of a layer of silicon cells, a metal frame, a glass casing unit and wiring to transfer the electric current from silicon.
The silicon is a non-metal with conductive properties that allow it to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity.
When the light strikes a silicon cell, it causes a photovoltaic effect, photons make up all light and turn to electromagnetic energy.
If you are not familiar, photovoltaic cells or known as solar panels are made of semiconductor materials that are usually found in computer chips.
When photons start to hit a solar cell, they knock their electrons from the atoms, in which then the electrons flow through the circuit to produce electricity.
There few factors that affected the amount of electricity a solar panel may produce, which are:
– The size of solar panel
– The efficiency of the solar cells within that panel
– The amount of sunlight strike on the solar panel
Importance of Solar Energy Malaysia
The sun produced energy for billions of years and has become the greatest source of all energy sources.
According to the US Department of Energy, the amount of sunlight received by earth is the total energy that is used by the entire world for years.
With the presence of sun, people have used solar radiation from sunrays for thousands of years for warmth and dry meat, fruits and grains.
In 1830s, British astronomer, John Herschel used a solar oven to cook food. This proves that people use this alternative by collecting and converting solar radiation for heat energy and other purposes.
Solar energy is used as a renewable energy source, which meets with the potential to face all challenges in the world.
With the energy cost that has risen recently, having solar energy from a green energy company is a good alternative to home, in both small and big ways.
It is also popular because of its non-polluting character, inexhaustible supply, versatile and safe to the environment, which may replace fossil fuels, coal and gas.
Uses of Solar Energy
1) Solar Transportation:
2) Portable Solar:
- Cell Phones
- Music Speakers
- Solar Air Conditioning
- Solar Dryers
- Solar Visor Radios
- Freezers / Mini – Fridges
- Rechargeable Flashlights
3) Solar Electricity
– Install on the rooftops of homes and businesses.
4) Solar Water Heating
– Solar water heaters (use the rooftop cell) absorb the sun’s heat and transfer it to the water tank.
5) Solar Heating
– Include powering radiant floors or pairing with a Forced Hot Air (FHA) system.
6) Solar Ventilation
– Use solar attic fan – to reduce the burden of HVAC during the summer.
7) Solar Lighting
– Use for home landscaping and security light – reducing energy usage.
Benefits of Solar Energy
1) Renewable Energy Source
Solar energy is a renewable energy source and accessible, as you will not run out of solar energy like other sources of energy, as long as we have the sun in all areas of the world.
2) Reduces Electricity Bills
When you start to generate electricity with solar system, you definitely will experience the drop of your energy bills. However, your bill depends on the size of the solar system and the usage of your electricity / heat.
3) Diverse Application
Used to produce electricity where there is no access to the energy grid, and to power satellites in space.
4) Low Maintenance Costs
Not require a lot of maintenance (less spending money on repairing work), but keep the solar energy systems relatively clean.
5) Technology Development
The advancing and improvement of technology has potentially increased the effectiveness of solar panels and double the electrical input of solar power systems.
With plenty of amazing technologies and gadgets under the sun, sometimes you can easily overlook the most important in the use of solar energy in our daily life.
Malaysia’s solar system is even well poised for its growth and due to the strength of government support, rise of investors’ confidence and the reducing costs.
Despite the relatively high growth of the solar system, Malaysia also has already established a solar manufacturing sector, which will become the key factor to greater Malaysian solar industry in the future.
Progressive Impact technology Sdn Bhd (PITECH) is a 100% Bumiputera company, where it started on 14 May 1992.
PITECH focuses on areas such as Solar Solution and Substation Automation.
It is a total solution provider that provides Total Control and Instrumentation Solution towards total customer satisfaction include customers’ requirements, the expectation of product performance and ISO 9001:2015 quality requirements.
Pitech’s solar power interconnection renewable energy offer:
- Remote Terminal Unit
- Switch gear
- Control Relay Panel
- Cable & Fibre Interconnection
- Power Plant Controller
- Scada System
It focuses on integration between devices end to end.
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