We tend to associate solar power with highly developed countries like the USA or European countries. However, there are places on this planet that have very little in natural resources, but are given plenty of sunshine. One such place is the North African country of Morocco. Located on the very north west of Africa, just a narrow Strait of Gibraltar away from Spain, this country is predominantly covered in desert. The Sahara covers large swathes of land and makes these parts almost uninhabitable, and certainly unfit for agriculture.
Do you keep your TV running all day? Are your lights on at all times of the day? Perhaps they shouldn’t be. There are some appliances that just spend a lot of electricity, and should probably be turned off when not actively used. Electricity in the USA is produced from a variety of sources, but the majority of it (around 65%) comes from burning fossil fuels. So by using electricity irresponsibly, we are promoting more fossil fuels being burned. Another important factor is the cost. If you can reduce your electricity bill by just knowing a few tricks, would you do it? Here are several household appliances that spend the most in your home.
In the USA, the Sun Belt is usually regarded as the best possible area to install solar panels, and anything powered by solar panels. However, as we wrote recently, solar panels are still effective outside the Sun Belt. However, we all know that they need the sun in order to function. So, how do solar panels cope with winter weather, including less sun, shorter days and especially snow?
There is a misconception that solar panels are only useful in the summer. This is, of course, wrong, as they produce electricity as long as there is the sun, regardless of the temperature. This is true for all devices using panels, from large, home-powering panels to solar panel street lights and everything in between.
The term ‘Sun Belt’ may not be familiar to you, but you can infer where it originates from by its name. It is a term used in the United States to denote the area of the country located roughly under the 36th parallel. It is the part of the country which gets the most sun and with the hottest climate, as it covers the entirety of the southern border.
It’s a simple question, but when you think about it a bit, the answer may just elude you. You may assume it is done automatically, but to really know what the underlying mechanism is, you need to understand how, for example, solar parking lot lights actually work.
The moment many environmentalists have been waiting for so long finally came in late 2016; installing solar-powered facilities is now more financially viable than investing into similar fossil fuel based facilities. Green technology fans – rejoice!
If you are a starting business owner, there is a lot to consider. Decisions like the location of your business, the right place to advertise, as well as the amount of marketing you should use can really put a strain on a novice. So, you may not put quite as much thought into details which might help you reduce the cost of doing business greatly in the future. Consider just the lights. If you haven’t given it much thought, you will probably just buy regular lamps, connect them to the power grid and not think much about it.
We often hear or use the term ‘LED’. But do we really know what those are? And to what extent they are used today? This text offers a bit of context on these marvelous light fixtures, useful for anything from signaling that you phone is done charging, to solar led parking lot lights, aircraft lights and more.
Long gone are the days when your only lighting option was the electrical grid and the incandescent light bulbs. The advances in both light and energy technology have made it much easier to pick and choose the options which suit you best.
The best thing about solar energy is that it can help everyone. It is free for everyone, so after the initial cost of installing the infrastructure, there are very few costs down the line, in terms of maintenance and replacement. However, the monthly cost of this electricity is zero. All the power comes from the greatest source of energy available to us – the sun.