Solar Energy and How it Affects Us

Did you know that solar panels can power your entire house?

Solar Panels by Living Off Grid is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

“Solar Panels” by Living Off Grid is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

By: Persia Tahereh Maleki, Journalist

The sun. It may seem like a yellow dot up in the sky, but the sun does much more than you think. The sun provides solar energy; a form of energy created by a process called nuclear fusion. Solar panels absorb this sunlight and creates energy/electrical charges that we use in our daily lives. We can get the energy by having more solar panels on areas that receive the most sunlight, such as on the roofs of our houses, driveways and many more places.

Surprisingly, you only need 20 to 24 solar panels to power an average home. When setting up solar panels,  you should locate them to receive the most sunlight; on top of your roof, on driveways or even on the ground. By using solar panels, you can save around $1,500 a year. Using solar energy is efficient and results in a healthier, cleaner, environment.  The sun may seem like a useless star and doesn’t do much, but it can save you money and can help our planet.


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