What do you know about the Applications of solar panels in buildings?
In today’s bustling world, due to the increase in population, fossil energy resources are decreasing drastically. Therefore, Applications of solar panels as a way to replace fossil fuels has expanded.
With the expansion of science and technology, solar panels entered the arena and were used as a technology in energy production for buildings.Today, we can see the application of solar panels in many buildings.
A solar cell is a device for converting solar energy into electrical energy, which is produced from semiconductor sheets.
Application of solar panels is one of the latest innovations to optimize energy consumption in green buildings and a suitable method for maintaining and using renewable solar energy.
Solar systems are a very rational way to invest and reduce building costs and provide human health and lead to the preservation of natural resources for future generations.
What is solar energy and what is its application?
Solar energy is one of the free sources of clean energy without any environmental damage. This energy is used today due to the energy crisis and to minimize pollution.
Today, due to the lack of use of high-quality materials and proper insulation in building, the amount of energy consumption and its waste in the building is very high.
The cost of fossil fuels and other energy is very high and the residents of the building have to pay exorbitant fees to pay the bills. But solar energy is an available and free resource that can be used for various purposes in the building.
For example, this type of energy is used to heat the water needed by the heaters to provide heating in the building or to produce electricity.
Cooling and heating systems and solar water heaters significantly reduce the amount of energy consumption in the building and play an effective role in the life of the building.
Basically, solar systems are also equipped with an auxiliary system so that they can be used when the amount of solar energy is not enough to supply the required energy of the building.
How solar cells work
The building’s energy can be provided from solar panels using the thermal absorption method and photovoltaic method. In the thermal absorption method, it is used to provide heating and hot water consumption of the building through receiving, storing, distributing and converting energy into heat.
In this method, the maximum amount of solar energy is received by light reflection from the surfaces of solar cells. But in the photovoltaic method, solar energy is converted into electrical energy and the electricity required for heating, cooling and electrical devices is supplied.
Applications of solar panels
1-heating the house
One of the applications of solar panels is providing hot water for heating systems in buildings. The water pipes installed on the roof pump the water into the building after heating.
2-Power supply for the building
Every building needs a pump for water circulation. This pump can be connected to the electricity of the house, but it is much more affordable to use solar energy to start it so this is another common application of solar panels.
The electrical energy provided by the solar panels can drive a pump to circulate water in the building. In addition, by using solar panels, you can provide electricity for lighting the building.
After solar energy is converted into electrical energy, this electrical current is converted into AC electricity using an inverter. The electrical energy produced by the solar panels is able to light up the building using safety devices and transfer switches.
3-Heating the pool water
The swimming pool is one of the great entertainments, the warm water of which makes you happy on winter days and gives you a relaxing feeling.
Heating the pool water is a joyful application of solar panels . The hot water heating system consists of heating plates installed on the roof, and after absorbing the sun’s heat, it directs it to the pool.
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4-Hot water supply
Instead of using gas or electric water heaters, solar energy can be used to heat water in the building. Application of solar panels which are affordable is the most cost-effective way to provide hot water and plays an effective role in reducing gas and electricity energy consumption.
5-Air conditioning systems
By using fans and solar ventilation systems, energy consumption can be significantly optimized and current costs can be reduced.
Ventilation devices such as bathroom, kitchen, bathroom fans and air conditioners that work during the day have high energy consumption. Therefore, in order to reduce the cost of bills and use renewable solar energy, solar panels are used to supply the energy required for ventilation systems.
6-Providing outdoor lighting
Providing outdoor lighting is another Application of solar panels. By using solar panels, batteries can be charged during the day and used at night to light the lamps installed in the building and gardens. By using this method, the traffic route will be illuminated at night and the residents will not get confused.
In solar dryers, you can easily dry food and clothes using solar energy.
8-Solar desalination system
Making a solar desalination system is another application of solar panels. When saltwater is evaporated by the low heat of the sun, solutes remain. Evaporated water can be reused by using water desalination methods. This method can be used in areas where the water is salty and there is no access to fresh water.
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