Solar Power and its utilities

By: Avi Smith

Solar energy, this world itself sounds so rejuvenating; I am mentioning it because this article is all about Solar Power, Solar energy, its utility, uses, benefits for individuals and market.
Solar power is the only major source of never ending energy which is here widely available on earth. Most importantly its potential and characteristics which enables us to convert the actual rays of the sun in more usable and consumable form of energy. In our daily lifestyle which has grown so leisure that we now consume 40% of what energy percent we were consuming few years ago.

Sunís radiation that is harnessed by humans for practical ends is the solar energy. Solar energy has been put to use since ancient times. From normal house hold chores to huge scientific processes, the utilization of solar energy is evident everywhere. People have been using the solar energy for basic purposes like drying their clothes, vegetables and fruits in the sun light for different means. Plants, through the process of photosynthesis, exploit sunís energy to produce their food. These are some of the fundamental uses of sunís energy. But the conversion of sunís heat and radiations into electricity is the pre-eminent use of solar energy made by the humans.

Currently world is getting its quota of energy (most of it) from a very ancient form of energy which is by burning the fossil fuel. But with the growing earthís age and the expected future generations yet to come. Fossil fuel which is lest is not quite enough. Fossil Fuel is a one of the major source of energy on earth but to what part is left of the same, is the actual matter of fact in front of us.
With the growing technology we are efficient and well capable of converting the power of sun into really usable form of energy to use it primarily in our daily routine.

Solar power which is widely available on the face of the earth is converted by the technology called photovoltaic cells and module. This stores and absorbs solar rays and converts it in to electricity. Photovoltaic cells are made of silicon and various other elements to perform it task.

Coming to its benefits it offers of the consumers be it for commercial purpose or for industrial, solar power is well efficient and applicable for both. In industries solar energy can be used in portions or in whole, using solar power helps in reducing the overall cost of production in any industry,Using it for commercial purpose which eventually requires lower consumption as compared to industries and their requirement of energy, solar power stands very affordable and is of apex utility for using it in commercial state.
RECs STCs are few of additional or I would mention primary advantage to take a note of as using it in the commercial state not only reduces to cost of energy for its users but also enables its users to earn cash rewards

REC: Renewable Energy Certificate

STC: Small-scale Technology Certificate

Now the question comes is, what is RECs STCs?
All major wholesalers, retailers and generators of electricity are required by law to purchase certain minimum amounts of RECs per annum. Each MW of installed renewable energy represents one certificate. A 1kW system, working an average of 3.5 sun-hours a day in Melbourne, would generate the equivalent of 17 certificates for a period of 15 years. Note in actual fact, sun-hours closer to 3.6 are realized.

This formula varies from state to state due to the different levels of average sunlight that each state receives. Consequently, NSW receives more STCs than Victoria which, in turn receives more than Tasmania.

A multiplier of 3 is offered for the first 1.5kW of system, which in the case of our 1kW system would result in 51 STCs (actually the regulator offers 53 STCs, but this example is just to give you an idea of the formula applied). The federal government reserves the right to alter this multiplier at any time.

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