Posted on April 25th, 2012 by Ben Lack
Solar power is becoming one of the most used renewable energies worldwide. Solar panels are easy to install and technology has advanced so much that they are very efficient nowadays. Solar power installations are the future of energy production. One of the newest developments in solar power technology is the PS10.
The PS 10 is a solar power tower unit that can produce up to 23.400 megawatt-hours every year. It consists of a series of moving mirrors that concentrate the rays of the sun into a 40 story tower where a solar receiver is installed. The solar receiver connected to steam turbine drive a generator that produces energy. Its conversion efficiency is approximately of 17% a very efficient ratio of energy production.
But for your house you do not need such a sophisticated procedure. A couple of solar panels are enough to feed electricity into your home. You just need photovoltaic panels that can produce between 1kW and 5kW depending on the size of your house and that is all it takes. Installation is simple and you should go looking for “plug and play” solutions, they are efficient, cheap and work really well on any type of house and any type of roof.
You should also look for support from your local government; some governments are implementing programs to support the use of renewable energies and specially the use of photovoltaic panels. As oil prices are rising around the world it is also a very interesting option for the future, not only can it make your home energy sufficient, but it is also a push to stopping climate change.
So if you are interested in doing something for the environment, want to increase the value of your house, and you know that the sun will always be shining, think about installing solar panels. It is the efficient and eco-friendly option for the future.