Will Solar Work
for my Home?
Solar Energy is free
from sunlight and unlimited sources of energy. It is also the
cleanest energy that does not compromise or add to global warming.
Photovoltaic/solar cells convert sunlight into direct energy. The
average lifespan of a photovoltaic cell is 25 to 30 years.
The Sun has
sufficient helium mass to provide the Earth with energy for
another five billion years. It emits enough energy to power
humankind for an entire year in 1/816,000th of a second!
The Earth receives
only one half of one billionth of the Sun's radiant energy, but in
just a few days it gets as much heat and light as could be
produced by burning all the oil, coal and wood on the planet.
Worldwide, some two
billion people are still without electricity. For these
populations it is more economically viable to install solar panels
than to extend established electricity grids.
Basic Solar System: