May 022012

Solar energy is easily cleanest and the most inexhaustible of all of our known energy sources. The sun contains huge amounts of energy through radiation and is responsible for almost all the natural processes on earth. This natural radiation comes from the heat, light and other energy that is emitted from the sun. A solar heating system will save you energy, reduces utility costs, and produce clean energy.

Solar energy is inexhaustibleYears of research & development have produced solar heating systems that are very efficient. Cost benefit is improving every year. You will need fewer solar collectors and there is now, more architectural flexibility. Many people now believe that the time has come to look seriously at solar.

solar heating systemsIf you choose to heat your home with an active solar energy system you can significantly reduce your fuel bills in the winter. Some states are offering sales tax exemptions, income tax credits or deductions, and property tax exemptions or deductions for many solar energy systems. Solar heating systems become most cost-effective when they are used for most of the year.

Cold climates with good sun resources make them much more cost effective. A solar heating system will also reduce the amount of air pollution by reducing greenhouse gases that result from your use of fossil fuels such as oil, propane, and natural gas for heating or that may be used to generate the electricity that you use. Supplementary or back-up systems can always supply heat when the solar system can not meet heating requirements.

A typical household heating system will consist of a solar panel (or solar collector). A heat transfer fluid will flow through it to transport the heat energy collected to somewhere useful. This is usually a hot water tank or household radiators. The solar panel needs to be located somewhere with good light levels all day long, often on the roof of the building. There are also solar heating systems and combination systems that store summertime energy in a seasonal thermal storage for later retrieval in the winter.

solar heating systemsAs you can see, building a solar panel does not just consist of putting it together, but also figuring out the correct amount of energy you receive in your location so you can build enough panels to provide electricity for you entire home, if your goal is to get rid of all your bills.

Get your figures correct so that you can enjoy the benefits of the sun and so that you can get the most power and efficiency from your panels.

building a solar panelAs you can see there are many things to think about when considering solar heating and it’s many uses. Find someone that has experience with solar heating to get a system that will perform well. Solar heating can be very beneficial in many ways when done properly.
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