Solar Energy

What is solar energy?

Solar Energy is a plentiful, reliable and renewable energy source and is also the cleanest type of energy known to man since it is pollution-free and contributes to the reduction of a country’s carbon emissions. Commercial buildings (offices and other business organizations) depend on electricity for most of their energy consumption needs and the consumption of power in an office building during the daytime is much higher which makes them ideal to use solar power.

Many state governments’ policies, central tax rebate, and credit opportunities are available in using solar energy in commercial buildings. Solar energy radiation from the Sun capable of producing heat or generating electricity. The total amount of solar energy incident on Earth is vastly in excess of the world’s current and anticipated energy requirements. If suitably harnessed, this highly diffused source has the potential to satisfy all future energy needs.

How does it work?

The Sun is an extremely powerful energy source and the sunlight is by far the largest source of energy received by Earth, but its intensity at Earth’s surface is actually quite low. This is essential because of the enormous radial spreading of radiation from the distant Sun. A relatively minor additional loss is due to Earth’s atmosphere and clouds, which absorb or scatter as much as 54 percent of the incoming sunlight.

The potential for solar energy is enormous since about 200,000 times the world’s total daily electric-generating capacity is received by Earth every day in the form of solar energy. Solar radiation is converted directly into electricity by solar cells (photovoltaic cells). In such cells, a small electric voltage is generated when light strikes the junction between a metal and a semiconductor (such as silicon) or the junction between two different semiconductors. The power generated by a single photovoltaic cell is typically only about two watts. By connecting large numbers of individual cells together, however, as in solar-panel arrays, hundreds or even thousands of kilowatts of electric power can be generated in a solar electric plant or in a large household array.

Solar panels

PV installations may be ground-mounted, rooftop-mounted, wall-mounted or floating. Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity. Some materials exabit a property known as the photoelectric effect that causes them to absorb photons of light and release electrons. When these free electrons are captured, an electric current results that can be used as electricity. A photovoltaic system employs solar modules, each comprising a number of solar cells, which generate electrical power.

The benefits of solar energy

Renewable energy

Solar power is a 100% clean, renewable energy source that reduces dependence on oil, coal and natural gas for electricity production. These fossil fuels produce damaging emissions that affect the quality of air, water and soil and are responsible for global warming. According to the experts, by 2065, our planet will lose more species of plants and animals to extinction than in the previous 65 million years combined. These statistics show the effects of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. On the other hand, solar energy produces no pollution. The sun’s abundant power is an unlimited source of energy that does not harm the ozone layer. Industrial solar energy systems are an investment in the future of the planet that can help to keep away non-renewable energy sources and protect the environment.

Improving the company image

Looking for new ways to attract customers and clients can definitely be challenging. However, with the number of people looking to make conscious purchasing choices increasing day by day, switching to renewable energy will give us the ability to market our business as green.The new generations are particularly interested to associate with green and sustainable companies. Going green can be a great way to get a much-needed public relations boost, improve the company image and could be the difference between a client choosing our business or a competitor’s.

Green use environment and carbon dioxide reduction

The higher usage of electricity generated by fossil fuels more we are increasing air pollution, especially in industries and factories, there is a lot of electricity consumed which is mostly not created by renewable energy. Hence using Solar power would be a smart and better decision as we are highly saving on electricity bills and also at the same time promoting green and clean energy. It does not use any chemicals or fossil fuels to develop electricity, hence don’t release harmful gases into the environment and also it is reducing CO2 footprint. Solar power at industries, acts as highly sustainable and green energy choice which motivate towards a substantial environmental impact that we would be making moving to a greener and cleaner source of energy.

Reduced electricity bills

Electricity expenses are always increasing. Usually, the electricity bill for a warehouse represents around 15% of the total cost. The tariff rates for solar power are cheaper by about 20% than conventional electricity. Solar power has become a sustainable and cost-effective energy alternative for business owners.

Solar energy is the future

Technology Development in the solar power industry is constantly advancing and improvements will intensify in the future. Innovations in quantum physics and nanotechnology can potentially increase the effectiveness of solar panels and double, or even triple, the electrical input of the solar power systems.