Have you heard about the new rage with homeowners? Whether you’ve heard the term solar energy or solar panels, it’s all the same thing. When you get solar panels for your home, you’re making the switch to clean solar energy to power your house. It’s more than just a trend or a “new rage,” however. Solar energy is gaining attention because of two basic reasons: it works and it saves money. A lot of money.
So why get solar? If you’re just learning about the solar energy movement, then you’ve probably got a lot of questions. First of all, what is solar energy? And how does it work? To compare it to another object you’re familiar with, think of your house like a giant plant. A plant lives and grows and does what a plant does by stretching out its leaves to catch the rays of the sun. Plants soak up the sun and convert it into food and energy in the process you know as photosynthesis.
So, imagine your house working the same way. Instead of pretty green leaves, your house has (or will soon have) solar panels. The solar panels soak up the sun rays and then in a very modern and technologically advanced process, your home will convert the energy of the sun into energy for your home. That energy can be used to power your furnace, your air conditioning, your oven, your microwave, your lamps, and really just about anything that needs power. Only, instead of paying for all that energy to come from a power plant, you’re mostly just using the sun.