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Some Amazing Facts About Solar Panels You Need to Know

by Sunrun Solar Solar Power Melbourne

Solar panels have been trending like nothing else. We have seen houses and commercial buildings equipped with solar panels in many areas of Australia.

That’s why we are about to share some incredible facts about solar panels with you.  

First Solar Panel was invented in 1941

Alexandre Edmond Becquerel discovered the first photovoltaic effect in 1839, which had the ability to generate electrical current from natural light (sun’s rays). Shortly after that, Russell Ohl made a life-changing discovery of solar panel cells in 1941, and it was first commercially used by Bell Laboratories in 1954.

Now, solar panels are highly used by various commercial and residential users.

One hour of sunlight is directly proportional to a year’s energy for the entire earth

Solar energy is the source of solar power which is produced by the sun. When the sun's rays hit, its energy is restored in the solar panels. These panels convert energy into power in two ways:  photovoltaic and solar thermal. Photovoltaic is a power used for electricity, and with solar thermal, you can produce heat.

Energy from the sun is a copious energy source presented on Earth. Just one hour of direct sunlight can collect enough energy to produce a year’s power for the entire earth. There is enough electrical juice from the sun.

All you need is a cord to transform the energy from the sun to your location to generate power and lighten your entire home.

Solar panels don’t need direct sunlight to produce power

Many people think that a solar panel can produce power only when the sunlight hits on it directly.

The truth is pretty opposite. Solar panels are capable of capturing various parts of the spectrum of sunlight. So if the sun rays are not beaming directly on the panel, which could happen on a cloudy day, it will still produce energy.

You can reduce Co2 emission by 100 tons in just 30 years

Solar power produces clean energy, and you can lower your carbon footprint by installing a home solar panel system.

In simple words, it doesn’t emit pollution as other energy sources do. The average household in Australia using a power system could reduce emissions by 8-pounds of sulphur dioxide, 4-pounds of nitrogen oxide, and 1400 pounds of carbon dioxide every month.       

Solar energy investment pays for itself

When you choose a solar energy system, don’t take the initial installation price at face value because you can save a huge value on your utility bills after installation.

After installing solar panels, you will not require to pay any electricity or heating bills. Even if you are using electricity for some purposes, the amount will be reduced. Hence you are getting a better payoff by investing in a solar panel system.    

In addition, buying solar panels could be eligible for a 30% tax off, and some states also offer solar power owners to sell their excess solar power, which could be a great source of income.

So go for Solar Panels Melbourne to save big.

 

Article Source: Fun Facts About Solar Panels you can’t Afford to Miss


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