Nuclear energy, thermal energy, petrol, diesel, gasoline are some of the sources of power that enable industrial machines, cars, planes and electrical equipment to run so that our daily lives have to run normally. People only get the power as the end result but some of them do not know that millions if not billions have been invested in establishing oil rigs in the middle of the oceans, constructing nuclear reactors and getting its raw material not to mention manmade dams that sometimes collapse.
However, even if we do get power to run our lives the environment does really suffer the after effects such as oil spills when oil rigs collapse or leak which kills major aquatic life and make our seas unsafe, devastating radiation effects when nuclear reactors fail, trees being cut among others.
With this in mind, many governments and associations that are for the environment and want a safer world in future are tirelessly campaigning for environmental friendly methods such as wind energy ,solar energy and water energy such as waves and manmade dams. One benefit that not one can dispute is that these sources will never run out unlike oil deposits and radioactive raw materials.
Solar energy is totally free and is provided by the sun 24/7 throughout the year, this power can be used in many different ways, passive techniques include using it without any processing; this means that you could install transparent windows in our house to let the light and heat in your house. Solar power can also be converted into more efficient forms so that it can perform functions that require more energy, in addition this power can also be harvested and transformed into electricity that can be stored in solar cells for future use.
For better use of solar energy invest in solar panels, the benefits of switching to them includes that these panels are very cheap to buy and install unlike electricity installations that cost a lot because safety has to be considered. The government is supporting solar energy harvesters by removing all taxes and incentives on them making them cheaper in addition to the discounts that they already have.
In addition to yearlong warranties solar panels are known to have the longest life spans if they are well maintained. Properly maintaining them includes them includes washing them regularly because if they get dirty on the side that absorbs solar energy then they will be less efficient, if you cannot handle this properly then call professional services.