You probably don’t think much about the electricity supply to your house. Flip the switch and there it is, unless a storm knocks down a power pole. Considering two-thirds of the United States’ electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, it’s time you took control of the process.
Solar Energy: Collecting, Storing, and Using Power from the Sun
The Sun produces massive amounts of energy each second. Some of this energy hits the Earth and can be collected and stored for later use. Solar panels are a common method used to harness the Sun’s renewable energy. Read articles about how solar panels can be used around your house and even the world. You’ll also find information about how efficient solar power can be, how it can help the environment, the costs associated with solar panels, and issues facing the technology.
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The solar thermal drain back system can reduce your electricity bill by heating water using solar energy. The savings can be substaintial if you use the correct system for your home. Different types and components of this system have distinct advantages and disadvantages which will be covered below.