Harnessing Solar Power
Relying on Solar Energy. (Photo Credits)
More and more commercial and residential property owners are considering solar energy for their homes. Apart from the efficiency and energy independence factors, its environmental-friendliness make homeowners dream of going solar someday.
The solar industry after all has a lot to brag about. Electrical Association
Upworthy.com for instance shared about a solar panel that doubles as glass shingles.
"There have been solar shingles before, but what makes Tesla's different is they're incredibly pretty. Compared to those big, bulky, blue ping-pong tables we probably normally think of, these are downright artistic. Musk hopes by making the panels visually attractive, they'll entice more homeowners to add them to their roofs. They showed off four different types of tiles: terra cotta, slate, textured glass, and smooth glass. They work like thousands of little solar panels all hooked together."
Check out the photos here.
The Media Agency The Independent shared that in the United Kingdom, Solar Energy is becoming more and more prevalent. Electrician
"James Court, head of policy at the Renewable Energy Association, said: 'Solar overtaking coal this summer would have been largely unthinkable five years ago. This new data shows its popularity amongst homeowners and businesses and its falling costs. Now that we have a significant global and domestic industry, solar is one of the cheapest forms of power. Government policy stability is critical, however. Solar PV deployment in August 2016 was one third of what it was in August 2015 due to the sudden and severe changes to policy in the past year.'"
Read the whole article here.
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Despite the advances in harnessing solar energy and getting it mainstream, there still are sectors that are apprehensive about this technology.
Huffington Post reported about the rejection of a Solar Farm that is seen as potentially carcinogenic by residents in the community.
"A town council in North Carolina rejected plans to rezone land for a solar farm after residents voiced fears it would cause cancer, stop plants from growing and suck up all the energy from the sun. Two citizens reportedly made the allegations at a Woodland Town Council meeting in Northampton County, northeastern North Carolina, on Wednesday."
Read the rest of the report here.
Electricians can help in installing solar panels for property owners interested in harnessing solar power for their homes.