Facts About Solar Energy
Solar Energy can be utilized in several different ways for either
a business or home. The most common application is using Solar Energy
to heat hot water. Solar water heating works well in supplying domestic
hot water for a household or business. This technology can significantly
reduce the amount of oil, gas, or electricity you use to heat your
water. It is especially fitting for families and businesses that
use substantial amounts of hot water, and/or to replace an electric
hot water system.
Solar Electricity (also called photovoltaics or PV) is an exciting
application of solar energy with many options. Solar cells convert
sunlight into electricity which can be used to power the appliances
in your home, as well as being fed back into the utility grid.
The maximum benefit from Solar Energy can be realized when one
has an open area facing South so as to capture as much sunlight
as possible throughout the year.
For the Calendar years 2006-2007, there are exceptional tax credits
being offered by the Federal Government, and many states are moving
on legislation to further help home owners and businesses make the
move to solar energy. Couple this with the fact that fuel and electricity
is at an all-time high, there is certainly never been a better time
to make the move.