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The Many Uses of Solar Power

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Lately, there has been a lot of talk about solar power in the news. The federal government is offering amazing rebates and tax credits to homeowners who are considering installing a solar power system. Yorba Linda Solar Power has all the updated information about these resources. They are also your best resource when it comes to the overall use of solar power whether for residential or commercial buildings. Your first step should be to understand the many uses of solar power and how you can incorporate them into your own life.

The power of the sun is truly unlimited. The trick is finding the best method of collecting that power and channeling it to our energy needs. First consider the two basic forms of solar power. Solar thermal energy deals with harnessing the warmth of the sun and utilizes that to heat water or create an anti-freeze solution. The other form of solar power is photovoltaic which converts the sun’s energy into electricity.

Keep in mind that the alternatives for creating electricity are either burning fossil fuels, hydro or nuclear. Unfortunately, the default method for most of the world is the first. Because of that, we’ve gotten into all kinds of troubles with pollution and global climate change. Using the sun is clean, efficient and doesn’t generate any disposable waste.

When it comes to the applications of Yorba Linda solar power there have been many variations. Each day new and improved solar power technologies are being developed to lower the costs and increase the energy output. These are the most popular solar power applications in use today.

• HEATING YOUR POOL. This might not be practical for everyone but for folks with swimming pools or hot tubs using a solar charged direct circulation system to heat that water will save bundles on your energy bill.

• PORTABLE SOLAR PANEL CELLS. The first time these were commonly used was for calculators. Now these solar energizing cells are popping up on garden lights, RVs, traffic lights and even plug in collectors for our laptops.

• WATER HEATERS. Many homeowners are having solar powered water heaters installed to help bring down their energy costs. These are becoming the perfect introduction to the benefits of solar power.

• PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY FOR THE ENTIRE HOME OR BUSINESS. The process is simple. Solar panels absorb the sun’s rays. That energy is transferred to fuel cells which in turn generate power. Savvy homeowners and businesses that have incorporated these types of systems have actually been selling back power to their local energy companies. This is what going off the grid is all about.

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