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The importance of solar energy

Do you often wonder whether or not you can benefit from solar energy? Interestingly enough, solar energy was once thought of as an option for only wealthy people. However, times have changed and now anyone and everyone who wishes to gain control over utility bills and make a long-term, low-risk investment can pursue.

If you’re not well-versed on solar energy, but feel as if the method could work for you and your needs, then the following facts may be able to assist you.

For starters, solar energy is a free source of energy that is found in abundance. The sun may be 90 million miles from the earth, but it takes less than 10 minutes for light to travel from that much of a distance.

Furthermore, solar technology is distinguished into active and passive. Photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors which harness solar energy are great examples of active solar technology, while passive technology includes constructing rooms to improve air circulation, orienting space to favorable use sunlight.

Solar energy has another use, too. By means of photosynthesis, solar energy is converted by green plants into chemical energy which creates the bio mass that makes up the fossil fuels.

To gain further knowledge on the subject of solar energy, take a look at the following infographic:

INFOGRAPHIC - The importance of solar energy

[SOURCE: conserve-energy-future.com and jkmechanical.com]

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