Solar energy is currently being used in many households for everyday purposes because it is environmentally friendly and can save money in the long term.
Fremont, CA: Solar energy can be used in a variety of ways in domestic and residential spaces. More and more people are opting to use solar energy in their homes on a daily basis. It's the most fundamental type of renewable energy. Technological breakthroughs entail some financial outlay. But harvesting energy through solar power can prove to be cost-effective in the long run.
Let’s take a look at how solar energy can be used in residential spaces:
Solar water heating
There are two types of solar systems- Active solar hot water systems use mechanical circulation pumps that transport water or another fluid from rooftop heat collectors to a storage tank. Traditional water heaters consume gas or electricity to run. Passive hot water systems operate without mechanical pumps, relying instead on the simple physics of heat rising spontaneously. However, passive solar water heating systems are less expensive than active solar water heating systems are typically less efficient.
Solar house heating systems
Solar energy can also be used to heat homes instead of traditional electrical room heaters. The solar heating systems collect air heated by the sun on an open roof or a wall exposed to direct sunlight. The hot air is then circulated inside the house. A motorized circulating fan is used in many systems to circulate warm air. Homes that use hot air solar heating frequently have heat-absorbing roofs or surfaces.
Solar power for battery charging
Any device that runs on a battery can be charged with solar power using a photo-electric panel system. Photo-electric solar panels generate DC current, which is used in most batteries. Many pocket-friendly solar panel kits allow the connection of mobile phones, laptops, and other such devices for direct charging.
Solar energy for cooking
Solar energy can also be used for cooking food, and it is much easier than it seems. Solar cooking requires some basic things like a box, pan, aluminum foil, a cooking bag, duct tape, styrofoam insulation, and a thermometer. Food can be cooked quickly and without using gas or a burner for heating using all these things.
Small individual lighting fixtures can provide good lighting. Each lighting fixture has a solar cell and a rechargeable battery. The outdoor lighting fixtures are now better than the older ones because of the innovation of LED lights and improved batteries installed in them. Small individual lighting fixtures can provide good lighting. Each lighting fixture has a solar cell and a rechargeable battery. The batteries are charged during the day using the sun’s power, and the light can run for the whole night on the solar-charged batteries.