I get a lot of questions about when solar makes sense vs. geothermal. Both alternative energy technologies harness the power of the sun. Solar captures the energy of the sun by exciting electrons in silicon and capturing that energy in wires. Geothermal takes advantage of the solar heat stored in the ground, which is about 50-55 degrees year round just a few feet below the surface.
Less hazardous – With solar outside lighting, there is no risk of electric shock, breakers switching off or blown fuses. Since solar lights use LED bulbs, there is no danger of fire. Unlike traditional incandescent light bulbs, the LED bulbs do not emit any heat whatsoever.
If you’ve tried all of the above, the fixture may just have outlived its lifespan. This is particularly true for accent lights that generally aren’t designed with as robust technology as say el paso solar lamps or solar security lights. And, you should always feel free to contact the store you purchased the product from with any questions. They should be able to help you particularly if the product is under warranty or let you know how to get any necessary replacement parts.
The first thing you need to know about solar power panels is that their job is to transform ordinary sunlight into electricity. Solar panels are composed of cells that are placed within a single frame, and this process requires a great number of solar energy cells simple because each cell can generate an electrical equivalent of one to two watts. This is obviously not enough to power a home, and for this reason, you need hundreds of solar cells in each frame. In addition to that you will need several panels spread out across your roof, and those panels will need to be connected.
If you want to get the most out of a home solar powered system, first start by cutting back on the amount of energy your home uses. Be sure to consider the big picture when looking at the initial investment price.
Solar power pumps of today are not like the novelty solar fountain pumps of the past. These are high power, efficient, commercial products. Top of the line solar well pumps are made of stainless steel and feature brushless DC motors.
When installing a solar thermal system, whether to upgrade all or part of an existing hot water system will inevitably come down to cost. Do you want, or need, a larger cylinder? Is there room? Are any components in need of replacing anyway. Hopefully, you will find some answers here that will guide you.