Solar Decade

Solar Power Present and Future — Let's Get on Board

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Solar Power is Beneficial to Mankind

Our sun generates immense quantities of heat and the earth gets its fair share of it. When sunshine does hit the earth the intensity of the heat directly from the sun is buffered by the earth's atmosphere and diffused around. At the hottest peak in late summer/early fall when it seems like it’s the dog days and hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk it is still interesting to note that it could be way hotter than that if the sun’s rays were magnified or channeled.

By channeling the sun’s rays they can be sufficiently hot to provide the power to run machines and that’s precisely what a guy realized over a century ago. While working around machines he pondered whether it might be possible to have steam produced by sunpower utilized as a means to run those machines. He was spot on and so he invented a new way to generate electricity and other power.

These days solar energy is used all over the globe. People are focusing the power of solar energy in a multitude of energy producing methods. Even so, first world countries are still using old methods to warm up and cool down their homes. Fortunately many are converting the new way of doing it. At some point in the not to distant future, it may all be done using the sun. It’s a cost effective way to go since sunshine is free. If you can then get a means to harness it for a reasonable cost, you are in business.

For use in homes, solar panel systems are the way to go. Many places are also going solar to heat their water. When you think about all the new technology we now have at our disposal it starts seeming like a no-brainer.

NASA even used solar energy to power the space shuttles. It was the most efficient way to augment their energy needs without overloading the system. The space solar panels are geared to follow the sun’s path just like sunflowers do. It works out great!

Solar Benefits

Solar energy causes less complications than other ways of producing electricity. This is true even when taking into consideration that some days it’s cloudy or it may snow or rain, and so forth. Even with inclement weather factored in you are still able to create sufficient energy from solar panels to power your home most of the time. It also causes less complications to the environment, even though it isn’t perfect.

Nevertheless, solar energy is rolling out the future and the wise will take advantage and roll with it.

The past has had its day and we can learn and move on. Solar energy now can be harnessed in so many ways. And to think that for many people in olden times the only way they took advantage of the sun was to light their day and dry their clothes. When the sun went down it was time to build a fire, cook, eat and hit the sack. Imagine living like that now.