It’s a big world. Every inch of it gets to see the sun at some point. The big, vibrant, warm, energy giving star closest to earth is the planets source of light and heat. The sun can provide so much more beyond the general needs. These days, people can harvest the sun for a variety of power needs that will decrease the need for man-made electricity. The following are some great ways you can harvest the sun for energy.
Open the shades. One of the simplest ways you can make your home have light is to simply open the shades, or open the windows. There will be no need to run general lighting equipment like lamps or ceiling lights, because the sun will provide all the light you need. Even on a cloudy day, there is bound to have some sun rays squeeze through. This is an excellent, energy efficient way to eliminate the need for electricity and use the sun’s natural, bright rays.
If you are an architect, you can use this same method in designing a home from scratch. When developing designs for a home, you might want to consider adding a skylight in the ceiling, or maybe in the kitchen, or the living room. The natural rays from the run will come into the home, from the ceiling, just as any typical light would. This will brighten things up, without having to rely on electricity.
One of the more popular ways to harvest power from the sun is to use solar panels. Solar panels have been around for many years. With the recent proliferation of eco-conscious consumers, solar panels are now back in the regular vernacular and are more popular than ever. Solar panels will absorb emery from the sun during the day, harvest it, and keep in on standby until you need it.
Typically these solar panels are installed on the roofs of people’s homes or other locations that provide light. If you aren’t interested in slapping solar panels on your roof, you may want to consider external solar panels around your porch lighting, or garden. The sun’s rays will work with the solar panels on small lights and will come on when the night arrives. This will give your home some great looking lights, without the need for any electricity.
Finally, one of the oldest ways to harvest energy from the sun; grow things. When you have a garden, or plant a tree, you are creating something that relies on the sun’s rays for energy. This light will be photosynthesized by plants and they will get greener, grow stronger, and develop fruits and vegetables for you to eat and use as your own personal food energy.
The sun is an incredible source of energy that continues to provide sustenance in our day-to-day lives. Make the right choices for your home and family, and you will be able to harvest the sun’s energy to the fullest.