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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Go GREEN: Use Solar as Renewable Energy for Power Savings

Green Heat roof-mounted solar panels for houses in Masbate.
How do we minimize carbon footprint? This issue is what beset us nowadays and for your information there are now myriad of ways on how to do that and in the long run would generally save us money. If you are familiar with the REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE campaign which has been an effort of our government for many decades, then it is but proper to acknowledge that you are aware of what's happening in our environment. It is about time to exert much simple efforts to recycle and use earth-friendly materials and efficiently consume energy whenever and wherever we may be.  Moreover, there is also increased awareness and push to go green from the efforts of corporations, organizations, and the media.

To efficiently and effectively achieve those objectives here's the the smartest way to do:  harness the use of solar power technology, or photovoltaic panels also called PVs.  Once it is installed, the system collects energy from the sun to generate electricity, which can then be used to power a portion of a home or office’s electrical needs. We've been hearing a lot about this thing but how does it really work?

Using solar energy reduces the amount of fossil fuel that is burned, which subsequently reduces the pollutants and CO² that make it to the atmosphere. Depending on the type of system, a complete home or office set-up normally powers select appliances such as lights, air-conditioners, and certain electrical outlets.

Typically installed on rooftops, solar panels collect DC power and send it to an inverter which then converts it into AC (alternating current) power. The AC power goes from the inverter to the electrical panel, where it now becomes ready to use. Once the solar system produces more power than needed, the meter actually spins backwards. A home or office is still, of course, connected to the utility grid so it can get as much power as it needs outside of what the solar system produces.

In order to get the best possible performance, the solar system you need must be customized be it for home or office use. In this regard, it will subsequently bring about the best cost and energy savings which is already some good factors to consider.

Green Heat (GH), a locally-owned business engaged in the design, installation, and maintenance of solar PV systems, has the right technology, expertise as well as experience to do the job right. Green Heat has been part of numerous large scale projects such as the ADB solar power plant, the Rural Electrification of the Philippine government, and other private installations.

It  uses silicon-powered technology: the world's most dependable solar technology. With over 40 years of demonstrated field performance, silicon modules have continued to outlast and outperform other solar technologies. GH’s panels are also low-maintenance since they have “self cleaning” technology where a  special layer in the high quality solar glass of the modules causes water to run off more quickly, thereby enabling the glass to clean itself of dust and dirt.

This is something that Green Heat can do for its customers. By providing a turn-key service, Green Heat provides clients a complete assessment of their solar energy requirements during the proposal stage that cover system design and cost. Once the go signal is given by the client, GH executes the design plan and turns over the system after a series of tests. A one-year after sales warranty assures assures the client that their solar PV set-up will be a reliable one.

Know more about solar PV technology by visiting www.greenheat-intl.com. If you’re looking to the future of renewable energy with enough resources to invest, start today with solar PV technology. It’s an investment that goes a long way in saving you money and even more importantly, the environment.