The Benefits of Installing Solar Panels
Humanity has always had a demand for energy, and for much of history, that demand was met with human and animal labor, from horse-drawn plows to blacksmiths and craftsmen. That all changed with the Industrial Revolution in the mid 1800s, when steam power, factories, trains, and new machines transformed industry and brought in a new scale of energy production to power it all. The late 1800s introduced electricity, which allowed for many new innovations such as the telephone, light bulb, radios, and more. By the 20th century, fossil fuel power plants and nuclear power plants had become the norm, providing much of the developed world’s power. But now, in the 21st century, solar panel installer crews are setting up solar panels across the world, providing a new and cleaner source of energy. Solar panel installation can be done on any scale, big or small, and batteries for solar power systems can be used as backups during days of poor lighting or at night. These batteries for solar power systems are typically installed along with the entire system, to ensure that a house can’t run out of power on cloudy days.
The Benefits of Using Solar Power
With so many fossil fuel power plants and nuclear plants already in place, it may seem that humanity’s power needs are easily met already. To an extent, this is true, but solar panels can match power plants in many regards and even outclass them in others. For one, solar panels don’t ever pollute, since they produce no byproducts of any kind, no matter how much energy they produce. There is a growing concern that fossil fuels are polluting the atmosphere and damaging the natural environment, not to mention aggravating climate change. Many people and even city or national governments welcome solar panels as a pollution-free alternative, and solar panels can phase out power plants to keep up energy production while scaling back pollution. Some European nations have pledged to get 100% of their energy from clean sources, such as solar panels, within the near future.
What is more, solar panels are drawing upon an energy source that is effectively infinite and impossible to exhaust. While a coal seam or a natural gas pocket can be mined out, the sun exists on a truly astronomical scale and will shine for another five billion years. Right now, more solar energy flows across the Earth than is used in all of industrial civilization. In fact, there is enough solar power striking the Earth to power all of humanity many times over. The quantity of solar power is easily enough to meet all power needs current and in the future. The only real limitation is how many solar panels are built to collect it.
<3>Set Up Those Solar Panels
Solar panel arrays can be built on any scale necessary, from just a few of them on a house’s roof to industrial arrays of thousands out in the wilderness (where they don’t get in anyone’s way). When a homeowner wants solar panels, that person will look up and hire solar panel contractors to set up the support brackets on the roof, then install the panels themselves. The correct wiring will be threaded throughout the house, and batteries for solar power systems are typically installed during this work, too. Why have batteries for solar power systems? Some parts of the U.S. or the world get more consistent sunlight than others, and a house may use up a lot of power at night, based on the homeowner’s lifestyle. In that case, batteries for solar power systems can ensure that there are no blind spots in the solar panels’ efforts, and such panels can be recharged with the panels during the day. In any case, once official inspectors have looked over the site and approve, the house is disconnected from the energy grid and it will start using solar panel exclusively.
Companies may also have solar arrays like this, placed on the roof of commercial buildings. And arrays of hundreds or thousands of panels can be set up outside city limits, able to collect enough solar energy to power entire city blocks or neighborhoods at a time. Expansive, arid environment with plentiful sun but minimal cloud cover are ideal for this.