We’ve been aware of the possibilities of solar power for a long time now. Perhaps even longer than you may think! In fact, this concept has been around since the early nineteenth century. In 1839, Alexandre Edmond Becquerel discovered the very photovoltaic effect that explains how electricity can be generated from simple sunlight. He claimed that by shining a light on an electrode submerged in a conductive solution, you could create an electric current. This was all fine and well, but it took almost another one hundred years before photovoltaic energy could be put to efficient use. After extensive research and commitment to the cause, Russell Ohl invented the transistor and solar cell, both early steps towards the development what we today refer to as “solar panels”. These are a viable and efficient way to produce energy without damaging the planet. Say the sun produces 100% energy. Modern solar panels can now convert around 15 to 20% of the sunpower (or sun rays) into reusable energy. This may sound like low performance, but it’s impressive and ever-increasing. So, seeing as solar power is bettering by the day, perhaps it’s time to give it a chance! Here are a few reasons why and the process you need to follow in order to incorporate solar energy into your farm!
Why Try Out Solar Power?
The main reason for trying out solar power is to provide your farm with fuel while reducing the negative impact that your farm has on the planet. Use of fossil fuels, as we are all well aware, is resulting in faster climate change, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and the destruction of natural habitats. Solar power allows you to go green at the same time as being able to run your farm effectively.
Sourcing Your Panels
There are various companies out there who now supply and fit solar panels. However, you want to ensure that you use a reliable provider with various positive reviews. These panels are an investment, so you want to ensure that they are the highest quality possible and that the provider will take full responsibility for ensuring that they are delivered in optimum condition and fitted properly. We’d recommend elavsol.se/solceller-solpaneler.
When people install solar panels onto their personal, residential property, they don’t tend to have all too much choice in regards to where they are placed. Why? They don’t have much land. Generally, the panels will end up on the roof of their house. However, when you have a farm, you have much more choice. So survey the area and work out where gets the most exposure to sunlight on a daily and year-round basis.
Profiting from Excess
If you produce more energy than you can use, it’s always good to bear in mind that you can profit from it by selling it back to the national power grid! Believe it or not, this could be a good little moneymaker for you!
As you can see, solar power really could be the way forward when it comes to providing your farm with environmentally friendly energy. So give it a try!