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April 06, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 149

With Earth's resources slowly dwindling away humanity is now in search of other sources of energy, preferably renewable ones. While it seems that there are many possibilities being explored at this point, one of the most promising ones is the use of solar energy in order to generate heat and electricity, which is pretty much what we need to ensure humanity's survival in the future. Scientists have achieved this with the invention of solar electricity panels which have for goal to harvest the energy of the sun and transform it into either heat or electricity so we can actually use it. Unless of course some kind of completely unpredictable catastrophe occurs, we are not going to be running out of the sun's rays anytime soon; when we will, chances are we will have mastered space travel and will have colonized distant planets in the galaxy. However, we are still very far from those times so let's focus a bit on the solar electricity panels themselves.

As of now, there are two different types of solar electricity panels out there on the market; some models are used to generate heat while other models are used in order to make electricity. Unfortunately, they still haven't come up with a model that is capable of doing both at the same time, which is mostly due to the fact that they function quite differently.

While it is true that both types of models have some things in common, such as the fact that they use frames or both need direct sunlight to function at their full potential, the similarities end there. The models used to generate heat are generally constructed by integrating some pipes and coils into the frames, with the coils being filled with a special liquid which allows the energy from the sun to be turned into heat that can be subsequently used to warm water. On the other hand, models which make electricity use silicone which generates a current whenever it is touched by the sunlight. That current is then converted into electricity which can be used to power various objects around the house, not to mention the house itself.

Are solar electricity panels in use today? More and more people are fitting solar panels in their homes, especially with the UK subsidies being so high.

The change to solar energy has already started, and every day you spend without them is a day you could have saved yourself a good amount of money on heat and energy. Now is the time to join the movement for a cleaner, healthier and safer tomorrow; solar electricity panels for home use are widely available... it is only a matter of finding the models which are suitable for your purposes.

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