Solar energy is the natural source of energy from solar power absorbed from the sun through solar panels.
It is a renewable form of energy on the planet Earth and a readily available form of energy. Since ancient days people have been using solar energy. For example, the use of magnifying glass to produce fire, to generate electricity through solar energy, installation of Photovoltaic cells is required. These cells absorb energy from the sun and convert it to electricity.
Below are uses of solar energy in different ways: -
Uses of Solar Energy
Solar energy is a renewable, inexhaustible, and affordable form of energy. There exist two types of solar devices: active and passive. Using solar energy, environmental pollution can be reduced to some extent. One of the cleanest and purest forms of energy. Some of the applications are heating, indoor and outdoor lights, transportation, etc. Below are some of the other uses:
India is one of the populated countries in the world and since solar energy is environment-friendly it is best suited. It does not release carbon dioxide. It is an excellent replacement for non-renewable energies as it is an inexhaustible energy source. Rural areas can be benefited from this energy for various purposes like cooking, drying, electricity, etc. In India, power generation is costly so solar energy is the best way.
Solar Energy for Cooking
Using solar energy to cook is simple. Instead of cooking in a conventional oven, cooking in a solar oven will surprise you with the electricity bill. To cook in a solar box you require – thermometer, a box with aluminum foil, pan duct tape, a cooking bag, and styrofoam insulation.
Solar Energy for Industries
Industries require electricity at higher levels due to the use of heavy machinery and equipment. The power supply can be given through solar energy. It is also used to protect pipes from corrosion reactions. Using solar energy will keep the electricity bills in control.
4. Solar Energy for Battery Charging
Batteries used to play video games etc can be charged during the daylight as a backup in case power cut issues occur. Also, to save electricity you can charge the reserve battery bank in the sunlight throughout the day and use it in the nighttime.
5. Solar Water Heater
There are two types of solar water heaters to replace traditional water heaters viz, active solar hot water systems and Passive hot water systems.
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