Solar Cell Home
The increase of the world’s population has brought about an increase in the growth of the world economy and an exponential increase on the demand for electricity. Today, electricity has become a commodity we can’t live without. For years, fossil fuels like coal and oil provided us with the necessary resources to produce our own electricity with the use of generators in power plants. As soon as we started to realize that not only were these fossil fuels not limitless, but that the harvesting and usage of these fuels was having damaging effects upon the Earth and our lives, research has moved towards the development of safer and cleaner energy sources.
One of the promising energy sources involves the utilization of solar radiation to harness the sun’s energy and generate electrical energy for our daily needs. Believe it or not, one measly hour of the sun’s energy hitting the Earth is equivalent to the energy consumption of the entire human race for one year. With the massive and inexhaustible energy of the sun to consider, a new trend of construction and energy conservation is rising, including the introduction of more and more solar cell homes.
Solar panel utilization has long been recognized as a means to provide an alternative energy resource and eventually free us from our dependence on fossil fuels. Large industries have invested in the development and research of this new technology, and advocacy for cleaner energy resources and cheaper commercialized solar panels production has brought this technology to households and small scale industries.
European countries like Germany, Denmark and Norway spearheaded the integration of solar panel equipment into the construction of households and structures. Solar cell homes are becoming a major trend in eco-friendly household areas in these countries. A major example is the first eco-friendly district in the world in Friedrich, Germany, where 5000 people utilize solar cell homes, specially designed to maximize sun radiation on the rooftops. The solar panels or arrays are integrated into the rooftops to harness the sun’s energy and provide eco-friendly solutions. Other major countries as well are starting to join the advocacy for solar panel utilization. Mumbai, India is one of such cities to join the latest trend.
Moreover, since the technology of solar energy utilization is emerging and promising, more and more commercial industries are starting to invest in this new technology. Because of the rapid growth of the technology, households are also starting to invest in the long term benefits of solar panels. Solar cell homes are becoming the new standard in eco-friendly building integration and construction.
Solar cell homes are just the start of the ongoing and rapid growth of this emerging and eco-friendly advocacy to protect the planet from further destruction. Although at present, solar panel installations are costly, it is a small effort considering the damage we have already inflicted upon the Earth. Moreover, considering the long term effects of alternative energy, the benefits are much higher compared to fossil fuel burning. Let us stop digging the earth for small packets fossil fuels and start looking up to the sky. As long as there is the Earth and the Sun, solar energy will be infinite. A solar cell home is just a small step in the right direction.
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