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Residential and Home Solar Power

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Residential solar power Our world is in dire need of change. Despite efforts otherwise, we are using up our natural resources (oil fuel and coal) at a rate that will leave us dry very quickly. Plus, using these fuel sources is the main reason for global warming. Fuel-burning releases large quantities of carbon dioxide, the most prominent greenhouse gas, into our atmosphere. If we want to clean up our environment and save money on energy bills, we must install more residential solar power in our neighborhoods.

Out of all the naturally occurring processes – which includes wind, hydro and biomass – solar power is our cheapest and most reliable. There are two ways that we can utilize solar power: photovoltaic modules and thermal collectors. Photovoltaic modules produce electricity from the sun’s energy – they are the solar panels, which are common on power most of our calculators and watches. Photovoltaic cells are made from semiconductor-material (silicon) which absorb sunlight and transfer it to the actual semiconductors. Once there, electrons are broken off and allowed to move freely. The cells then move the loose electrons into a certain direction to create a current, which can flow to electronic devices.

Some of the best-known brands of solar panels are Sharp Solar, BP Solar, and Kyocera Solar. Other manufacturers of high quality solar panels include Trina Solar and ET Solar. All of these companies have proven track records of quality products. Some of the best-selling solar panels on the market are the Sharp 235W Solar Panel, the Trina 235W Solar Panel, the Uni Solar 144W Solar Panel, and the ET 275W Solar Panel.

Homes that are heated from boilers or water tanks are at risk for fires and other combustible disasters. Every type of generator, lamp or diesel fuel has the potential of failing, which could prove fatal. Solar energy, on the other hand, doesn’t involve any such risks. Solar products deserve to be regarded with high importance for their safety and convenience. If everyone was to start using solar power systems, global warming could eventually become a non-issue. Residential solar power is the affordable way for all peoples of the world to cook and stay warm due to many benefits associated with the use of solar products.

California has recently undergone massive programs to utilize clean energy – many local governments will give tax incentives to neighborhoods that use residential solar power. For example, San Francisco has set up its own energy efficient tax credit program. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is offering rebates to residents and businesses who install solar-powered systems on their properties. These systems are required to be at least one kilowatt in capacity, but basic installations are eligible for rebates of $3,000. Systems that are installed by a local business qualify for rebates of $4,000 and residential systems installed in low-income areas close to industrial areas or highways are eligible for higher incentives of $5,000.

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