Geothermal and Solar in Hershey Pennsylvania

May, 2014 by Alma Abell

Photovoltaic, most commonly referred to as PV, is the method used to convert solar energy from the sun into usable, direct current electricity. Solar calculators or watches are examples of small PV systems. Larger systems have solar cells that are equipped with PV materials to create PV Solar in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Solar thermal, also referred to as concentrated solar, is used to concentrate the sun’s heat onto a small point and is then used to heat a medium like water. Concentrated solar does not require PV cells because it does not convert energy from the sun into electricity.

Solar energy is considered a renewable and sustainable resource, which makes it environmentally friendly, or green. PV solar systems can be used as a standalone power source for going off the grid or along with your current electrical grid system. You may see photovoltaic used in rural areas where hunting or getaway cabins are located. People who want to live off the grid, use the PV system for their power source. Any commercial or residential structure can use PV systems for their main power source. For people who want to conserve energy and save on their utility bills, photovoltaic solar is connected to the grid. The power grid is only activated when the energy from the solar cells has been consumed.

Concentrated, or thermal solar systems are used for a variety of applications like for heating pools, spas, hot tubs, water heaters, or it can be used to heat a water source, convert it to steam, and be used to generate electricity. The solar thermal process provide three types, or levels of energy. Low-temperature, medium-temperature, and high-temperature systems are the three types of solar thermal applications. Low-temperature systems are used for heating hot tubs, pools, and spas. Medium-temperature systems are suitable for water heaters. High-temperature thermal Solar in Hershey is used to generate electricity.

The primary benefits of using solar include the following:

  Renewable resource
*   Zero pollution
*   Saves money
*   Low maintenance
  Government incentives

If you have thought about installing some kind of solar energy system in your home or business, now is a good time to do so in Pennsylvania due to the government incentives. Not only can you conserve energy, save money, and enjoy the benefits of green energy, you will pay less to have a system installed with these incentives. Daflure provides information and services for Solar in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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