by Barbara Rodgers
Did you know that you are personally contributing to the effects of Global Warming? “How?” you may ask.
Is the connection so difficult to make? Alright! What is it that you spend most of your monthly salary on? Electricity, isn’t it?
Electricity——for keeping your home cool in summer and to heat it up in winter, electricity for cooking, cleaning, ironing, washing, ‘computing’, everything.
Where does this electricity come from? From thermal power generation sites. What do they use? Coal!
So as population increases, so does the demand for electricity, and so does the demand for coal.
That deepens the dirty energy problem further, doesn’t it? How do we overcome this problem? Say if we could build home solar systems that supplied us the necessary power, then?
Home solar systems are a system of power generation, in which a solar photovoltaic cell transforms the solar energy into usable electric current that runs our appliances and this electric current is stored up in deep cycle batteries.
Since the cells generate DC (direct current) you might require an AC converter to run gadgets that run on AC (alternate current) current, with this power.
The number of cells needed to meet your energy needs will vary according to the number of appliances you wish to run and their individual power consumption capacities.
No prior experience is required; a home solar system can easily be set up single-handedly; all you need is a detailed and properly illustrated Do It Yourself (DIY) guide.
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