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Heating Homes With Solar Roof Ponds

Roof ponds are a very popular addition to most of the houses. It may sound murky to you, but it adds an interesting feature to your roof. Solar energy has been considered as one of the most reliable, efficient, and cost effective alternatives for the fuels. There are a number of devices that are operated through the solar power. The sunlight is converted to the electrical energy to operate the device.

Cost effectiveness of the solar ponds

Cost effectiveness of the solar ponds

Solar roof ponds are gaining popularity with the passage of time mainly due to cost effectiveness and convenience. Most of the roof ponds are observed to be dark colored. The ponds are dark colored to make sure that the maximum amount of solar energy has been absorbed. These ponds are much tidier that any other type of pond, and are installed on the roof of the buildings.

Function of the solar roof pond

The solar heat is stored by the solar roof pond during the entire day. The stored energy is then radiated back into the house through the process of convection. In this way the houses remain heated for a longer period of time. Continue reading

How to Install Roof Solar Kits on Roof ?

There has been an increase in the number of people who are using alternative means of energy. The usage of solar energy is on the rise. Solar energy is cheaper and good for the environment; unlike the usually available electricity provided by the power companies. The main components of a solar panel are the solar cells which are mounted on the panels and convert the light energy into electricity or heat. These panels are part of the roof solar kit. The installation process of the solar panels is very easy and anyone can install it.

Installing the Roof Solar Kit

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Sunlight is the main prerequisite to convert solar energy into heat and/or light energy. Therefore it is necessary that you place your solar panel in a place where there is plenty of sunlight. The most optimum place to put your residential solar panel is in the south of your roof.

If it is not possible to place your solar panels in the south of you roof then place them in the west of your roof. If you can’t situate your panels in the west because of any reason, then placing them in the east is the third optimized option.  The least likely place for the installation of solar panels is the north side of your roof.

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Common Uses Of Solar Energy

The popularity of solar energy is increasing at a faster rate due to the fact that it is sustainable, requires little maintenance once installed, and requires no additional investment once the unit is installed.


Photovoltaic (PV) cells are mainly used to capture and convert the solar energy into electricity. However, instead of using the solar heat directly, it is also used indirectly to generate electricity as in the case of larger solar power plants that capture the heat from the sun and subsequently use it to produce steam for powering a generator.

1. Water

Many parts of the developing world use solar energy to pump water in remote areas. Solar energy is also used to provide power to far off areas where direct supply from the grid cannot reach easily.

Availing Maximum Of Solar Panels At Home

All the sensitive people that see the environment issues seriously try their best to contribute for the betterment of the situation. They go about planting new plants, and conserving the nature for our coming generations. A greater number of people try tackling the issue head on by imparting into the actions like instead of using the energy that is generated by oil, coal or by burning waste materials choose for the naturally achieved energy like wind or solar power.Solar Powered Home

Here in the present article we are going to present some of the ways to the people that instead of using the traditionally produced energy prefer using the solar power in their homes.

Benefits of Solar powered homes

By having the energy arrangement that runs on the solar power, you would help in preserving the nature and would be reducing or rather getting rid of the electricity bill that becomes due upon you every month.

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Anatomy of a Solar Cell

In my previous posts, I gave an overview about the composition of a solar cell, what it is made of and how it is used to transform sunlight into electric energy. In this article, I will illustrate the inside anatomy of a cell and how it really works.

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In the last post, I explained the concept of a solar cell with two separate pieces of silicon, that were electrically neutral. However, it becomes much more interesting when you put them together. This is because without an electric field, the cell wouldn’t work; the field is formed when the N-type and P-type silicon come into contact. This makes the free electrons on the N side to rush to the openings on the P side.

Advantages Of Installing Home Solar Power Panels

When we try finding out some rationale behind installing the solar panels for production of environment friendly energy, we come across many reasons that are quite enough to convince us in opting for it.


Reasons to opt for natural energy

For instance, the firs reason that help us go for it is that by doing so we would helping in preserving our environment and playing our role in the fight against climate change. The main reason that can help in going for the safer energy is that it would significantly help you controlling your monthly electricity bills. Moreover, you would be enjoying uninterrupted supply of electricity.

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New Bill Would Create 10 Million Solar Roofs In 10 Years

Bernie Sanders of Vermont introduced an exciting new bill to Congress last week. The bill defines a plan to install 10 million solar roofs and 200,000 solar water heaters over the next 10 years through tax rebates and incentives. According to the bill, the installations would equal 30 GW of clean energy or the equivalent of 30 nuclear power plants.solar roof

The act, which is being called the “10 Million Solar Roofs and 10 Million Gallons of Solar Hot Water Act” would be an addition to the success of other state incentive programs like those in California and New Jersey.

By providing tax rebates, which will make the cost of new systems almost half, the act would also ensure that the receivers of the incentives also know how to make their buildings as efficient as possible.