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August 25, 2016 Ecotech Gallery No Comments

Solar Panels

 

POWER YOUR HOME WITH CLEAN ENERGY

In today’s world when we are moving to a phase when almost all sources of energy like coal, petroleum, etc. are getting exhausted fast, it is high time that we understand the advantages of solar energy and start utilizing the sun to our betterment. Solar energy is something which has a lot of unleashed potentials and is abundant in nature. It goes without saying that come what may; the world will never see an end to solar rays, and hence, the source of energy would always remain the way it is.

Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.

Solar power is captured when energy from the sun is converted into electricity or used to heat air, water, or other fluids. There are currently two main types of solar energy technologies: solar thermal: these systems convert sunlight into thermal energy (heat).

When sunlight hits the cells, it knocks electrons loose from their atoms. As the electrons flow through the cell, they generate electricity. On a much larger scale, solar thermal power plants employ various techniques to concentrate the sun’s energy as a heat source.

 

BENEFITS OF SOLAR POWER IN MALAYSIA

The solar panels do not generate or emit any greenhouse gases, unlike the other processes were in natural resources like petroleum is used to produce energy and produces a lot of polluting gases. Other sources of generating electric power like oil, gas or coal need to be carried from one part of the country to the location where the power grid is located, and there is a huge cost involved in it.

Solar power helps to slow/stop global warming. Luckily, decades (or even centuries) of research have led to efficient solar panel systems that create electricity without producing global warming pollution. Solar power is now very clearly one of the most important solutions to the global warming crisis.

Solar power provides energy reliability. The rising and setting of the sun is extremely consistent. All across the world, we know exactly when it will rise and set every day of the year. While clouds may be a bit less predictable, we do also have fairly good seasonal and daily projections for the amount of sunlight that will be received in different locations.

To implement solar PV installation, the Malaysian government and utility companies such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad offer programs and incentives to encourage more individuals and/or business owners to switch to solar power. These programmes and incentives are designed to reward producers and user who adopted the technology.

Feed in Tariff has taken effect in Malaysia, which aims to increase investment in renewable energy. Malaysia’s Feed in Tariff System allows you, as renewable energy producer, to sell your generated energy to the utility grid (TNB) at a premium rate. What makes it more attracted is that it guarantees investment returns as the government offers long-term agreement (21 years) wherein you will be paid an amount for the renewable energy you produced.

 

FOSSIL FUELS

Many of the environmental problems the world faces today – including climate change, air pollution, oil spills, and acid rain – result from our dependence on fossil fuels. The burning of fossil fuels produces heat-trapping gases that are the main cause of the ongoing rise in global atmospheric temperatures. Despite a growing list of global warming indicators, underscored by the alarmingly rapid recession of Arctic sea ice, opportunistic oil companies continue to exploit the ever-increasing human need for energy consumption and are constantly on the lookout for untapped oil and gas sources.

In addition to ecological disturbances from fossil fuel extraction, there are certain cultural consequences for communities around the Pacific Rim.These communities, many Indigenous, are threatened by the depletion of specific resources they depend upon for their livelihoods and culture.

Coal causes asthma and other health problems, destroys the environment, and releases toxic mercury into communities. Because of its high carbon content, coal emits more CO2 than any other fossil fuel when its burns. It is also the main source of fuel for electricity worldwide and number one human caused contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Coal-fired power plants represent one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases.

The most obvious environmental impact from the oil and gas industry is the burning of oil, which releases several smog-causing pollutants and greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. However, the act of exploration and drilling for oil and gas also poses a major threat to fragile ecosystems throughout the world. In recent years, we have seen oil spills destroy communities, soil beaches, and kill countless numbers of birds, marine mammals, fish, and other wildlife. Despite these disasters, as our energy demands continue to grow, we continue seeking oil and gas offshore, putting coastal communities, wildlife, and ecosystems at great risk.

 

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