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Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy

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Do you know that you are being bathed in pure energy every single day? The Sun is the primary source of energy which enables the existence of all life and surface phenomena on Earth. The Sun’s radiates its electromagnetic energy in all directions, and a part of it comes to us in the form of radiation (the energy travels as rays).

However, we still fail to capture billions of gigawatts of that energy, use it in our favor, and avoid spending Earth’s reserves of gas and coal. People still are still massively dependent on fossil fuels, which constantly increases the carbon footprint. By investing in the implementation and use of solar panels, you will reduce the negative impact on the environment, but also save yourself a great deal of money in the years to come.

More Natural Light Is Good

Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy
Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy

The amount of electric energy one spends on a daily basis can be greatly reduced by adding more windows. The term “solar” represents our star’s energy in all its forms, so by allowing more sun rays to enter your residence, you will raise the level of positive energy inside your house and go green.

A bigger bite, in terms of letting more sunlight in, would be to install rooftop sun drops. It will completely change the perspective of your home because you will get a considerable amount of heat by letting the sunlight enter your home from the rooftop. Installing skylight is a challenging procedure, but thanks to the warmth that sunrays provide, it could lead to lower heating bills, too.

Electric Window Openers

Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy
Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy

These electric mechanisms can increase the quality of your life, even though they are not direct solar devices. By installing a motor for opening and closing the skylight with a remote control, you can let the sunlight in as soon as it pops up on a clear-sky morning without even having to leave your warm bed.

Solar Hot Water

Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy
Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy

Solar hot water systems are gaining in popularity, due to many cost-related and environmental benefits, claim at Sydney-based Dial-up Plumbing. Solar Water Heating (SWH) systems can be active (direct and indirect circulation systems) and passive (thermosyphon and integral collector-storage systems), and they include solar collectors and storage tanks. Active ones have controls and circulating pumps, while passive does not, which makes them less expensive.

Even though they are not as efficient as active systems, they last longer and can be more reliable. In order to find an optimal solution for installing a solar water heating system, you should consult professionals that are experienced with this kind of water heating technology.

Thin Panels

Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy
Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy

Researchers and technicians have made lots of innovations in this field, which brings us to solar panels that are a lot thinner than they used to be. They are very adaptable, light, and can be installed on roofs and other surfaces with much ease.

Fast Innovations

Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy
Greenovating Your Home: Think Solar Energy

With a large focus being put on the reduction of fossil fuel use, innovations in solar power systems are being introduced at a very fast pace. Soon, people will be able to live in solar energy containers instead of typical houses. They will be available in different sizes and shapes, and will not be thrown away, but reused. In that way, the carbon footprint will greatly be reduced. According to the International Institute of Sustainable Development, greenhouse gas emission be considerably cut within only 5 years would by removing fossil fuel subsidies. Using the primary source of energy for powering your household is the greenest lifestyle one can choose to have.

Our planet is craving for a positive change, and this is one of many ways we can return it to its former state. However, whether you can make use of solar energy or not depends on the geographical area and climate. Check the solar potential of your area before investing in solar panels, because if you do not get enough solar energy from the Sun, your investment into this project would be a waste of time and money.

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Lillian Connors
Lillian Connors is a blogger and home improvement enthusiast ever so keen on doing various DIY projects around her house and passionately writing about them. She is also an online marketing consultant, closely collaborating with a number of companies from all over the globe. You can check her out on G+, FaceBook and Twitter.