In this article we will explore five facts about Solarpark energy that home managers may find interesting. In this context, the term 'home managers' is simply a reference to the people who make decisions in homes. In family situations, it is typically the man and woman of the house who qualify to be termed as home managers.
The five interesting facts about solar power we are just about to look at serve to debunk the common myths about this technology.
Fact 1 - Solar energy has multiple uses
Many people seem to have this misconception that solar power is only suitable for powering small appliances. The truth of the matter is that it can be used for things like heating, cooking, lighting, powering major appliances and pretty much everything else along those lines. This is especially the case in places which receive lots of sunshine all year-round where, with the help of the right technology, it is possible to tap massive amounts of solar energy.
The good thing with solar power is that it is not limited. This means that, within the same home, you can tap it for cooking, heating, cooling, lighting, powering your appliances, and pretty much everything you can think of along those lines without 'depleting' it. In that regard, it is actually superior to mains electricity, to which we tend to have a limit (that is, whereby the voltage and power rating supplied to every household is limited at some level).
Fact 2 - Solar energy can substitute mains electricity
We mention this as one of the facts that home managers may find interesting thanks to the fact that many people seem to have this perception that solar power can only complement mains electricity, but it cannot substitute it. Now that may be true in parts of the world which receive limited amounts of sunshine, but in the tropical parts of the world which receive lots of sunshine all year-round, solar energy can actually substitute mains electricity.
You have to keep it in mind that thanks to advances in clean energy technology, it is nowadays possible (as mentioned earlier) to tap massive amounts of energy. That can then be distributed using a house wiring system to do everything that could have been done using mains electricity. What we are saying here is that solar energy doesn't always have to play second fiddle to mains electricity. Even in parts which receive limited amounts of sunshine, we tend to have a scenario where there is a lot of sunshine during the summer. For that duration, and with the right technology, it is possible to use the power of the sun to substitute normal electricity completely.
Fact 3 - Solar energy can actually be stored
This is a something we mention among the facts that home managers may be interested in thanks to the fact that many people seem to have this misconception that solar energy can only be used during the day, when the sun shines. This myth probably developed during the earliest days when solar energy was only used for applications like heating bath water using rudimentary pieces of equipment which only worked when the sun was shining. The truth of the matter currently is, however, that it is possible to tap massive amounts of solar energy during the day when the sun is shining, and store such energy in batteries for use when the sun sets (at night).
With advances in clean energy technology, we are seeing batteries capable of storing truly huge amounts of energy entering the market. Indeed, we are moving towards an era where people living in areas that receive inadequate sunshine will soon be able to tap enough solar energy during the summer and the spring for use in the colder months. The technology we currently have is only suitable for storing energy for hours (a few days at most), but it is not hard to foresee a future where it will be possible to store solar energy for weeks or even months. It is just a question of having the right type of batteries -- and a lot of research is going on in that area. In the meantime, people living in areas that receive adequate sunshine all year-round have the technology through which they can store solar power collected during the day for use at night.
Fact 4 - Tapping solar energy doesn't need to be a very costly undertaking
This is the fourth of the facts home managers may find interesting. We mention it because many people seem to have this misplaced belief that using solar power doesn't make economic sense because it costs too much to tap. The truth of the matter, however, is that the technology through which solar energy is tapped has been falling in price, to a level where many people who are interested in this technology today can afford to tap it. Of course, the initial investment may look a bit hefty. But it is also worth keeping in mind the fact that having made that initial investment, you stand a chance to free yourself from electricity bills (or, at least, to cut back significantly on the sums of money you spend on such bills). And then again, what you need to spend in the name of initial investment in solar energy would actually tend to be less than what you spent on getting connected to the main power grid.
Fact 5- Solar energy is reliable
This is the fifth of the facts home managers may find interesting. We bring it up because many people seem to have swallowed the myth that solar power is unreliable. And indeed, there was a time when that assertion held true. In the earliest days, the technology used to tap solar energy used to be very rudimentary. But advances in clean energy technology have brought us to a point where this energy can be very reliably tapped, distributed and used within the domestic setting.
In fact, in some places especially in tropical countries where adequate amounts of sunshine are received solar energy turns out to be more reliable than mains electricity. That is because, whereas main electricity grids are subject to outages, solar power is not. In any event, the energy tapped during the parts of the day when sunshine is intense is stored up (in batteries) for use in other parts of the day when the intensity of Solarpark sunshine goes down. We thus end up in a situation where solar energy can be very reliable, provided that it is tapped, stored, distributed and deployed using the right technology.