Solar Energy is a common term used within energy conservation. Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. There are several ways to harness solar energy including; solar heating and cooling, concentrating solar power and photovoltaics.
- Solar heating and cooling collect thermal energy from the sun and use that heat to provide space heating, cooling and hot water for residential, industrial and commercial environments.
- Concentrating solar power uses lenses or mirrors (solar panel) to concentrate sunlight, creating temperatures high enough to drive traditional steam engines that create electricity.
- Photovoltaic devices generate electricity directly from sunlight through electronic process that occurs naturally.
Solar panels’ cost is still very expensive, but prices will continue to drop and will increase business and energy security for industries and homes. Electrical Connection’s professional contractors can help you with your solar energy electrical questions.