Harnessing the most abundant form of natural energy is going to be the future of man in the days to come. One Company, Bengal Sun Solar (I) Pvt. Ltd has been creating one milestone after another in this area of technology, thereby making them the most sought after solar power plant manufacturer in Kolkata. They share their expertise and concepts here in this blog.
What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy is energy that is generated from natural resources that are continuously replenished. This includes sunlight, geothermal heat, wind, tides, water, and various forms of biomass. This energy cannot be exhausted and is constantly renewed.
These days, using terms like renewable energy, green energy and clean energy are all becoming more and more common. Most of us are aware that wind energy and solar energy are renewable energy sources. But do you know the other things on the list? Apart from the popular names like wind and solar, there are in fact a ton of renewable energy sources.
The sun has produced energy for billions of years. It is the most important source of energy for life forms. It is a renewable source of energy unlike non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels. Solar energy technologies use the sun’s energy to light homes, produce hot water, heat homes and electricity.
World’s energy demand is growing fast because of population explosion and technological advancements. It is therefore important to go for reliable, cost effective and everlasting renewable energy source for energy demand arising in future. Solar energy, among other renewable sources of energy, is a promising and freely available energy source for managing long-term issues in an energy crisis. The solar industry would definitely be the best option for future energy demand since it is superior in terms of availability, cost effectiveness, accessibility, capacity, and efficiency compared to other renewable energy sources.
When we hang out our clothes to dry in the sun, we use the energy of the sun. In the same way, solar panels absorb the energy of the sun to provide heat for cooking and for heating water. Such systems are available in the market and are being used in homes and factories.
In the next few years it is expected that millions of households in the world will be using solar energy as the trends in USA and Japan show. In India too, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency and the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources are formulating a programme to have solar energy in more than a million households in the next few years. India is one of the few countries with long days and plenty of sunshine, especially in the Thar Desert region. This zone, having abundant solar energy available, is suitable for harnessing solar energy for a number of applications. In areas with similar intensity of solar radiation, solar energy could be easily harnessed. Solar thermal energy is being used in India for heating water for both industrial and domestic purposes.
Solar energy can also be used to meet our electricity requirements. Through Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) cells, solar radiation gets converted into DC electricity directly. This electricity can either be used as it is or can be stored in the battery. This stored electrical energy then can be used at night. SPV can be used for a number of applications such as:
b. Street lighting
c. Village electrification
d. Water pumping
e. Desalination of salty water
f. Powering of remote telecommunication repeater stations and
g. Railway signals.
Photovoltaic cells in a solar panel turn sunlight into direct current electricity (DC). Then, an inverter converts the DC electricity into alternating current electricity (AC), and once this process has taken place, the electricity is used, fed into the grid or stored in a battery.
Are solar panels expensive?
The cost depends on the number of panels and how/where they are installed, but generally, solar power is becoming more affordable every year. Solar power is the crucial future production method in the move to clean energy, and as economies of scale drive prices down; its importance will only increase.
Bengal Sun Solar (I) Pvt Ltd has been pioneering the revolution of successful application of commercial solar power by being the best solar energy company in Kolkata, manufacturing plants which can generate clean energy using solar panels.