Solar Power Plants


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Solar energy is energy provided by the Sun. When converted into solar power, it can be used for heating or electricity by private households as well as businesses. Solar power is generated by a surface that collects solar energy and a method of converting the captured energy into electricity or heat. There are two main methods of converting solar energy into solar power:

 

 

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Solar thermal system

This is also known as solar water heating and it uses a solar thermal collector to generate heat. 

 

 

 

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) system

This includes use of solar panels (or solar PV) either on rooftops or in ground-mounted solar farms, converting sunlight directly to generate electricity. 

PV system can be installed as a stand alone PV system, or a grid-connected PV system. The main difference is that a stand alone system stores solar energy for personal use. Grid-connected PV systems will send generated power to the public power grid, providing the possibility of selling the solar energy to anyone (i.e. neighbours).

 

Advantages

  • Clean renewable energy
  • Reliable technology
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Low maintenance
  • Operating cost savings

 

Applications

Cities

  • Heated water for showers, kitchen and bathroom faucets, swimming pools, washing machines, Jacuzzis, and other appliances that require warm water.
  • Electricity generation to supply the excess power to the local grid in the daytime.
  • Power supply such as lightning for residential, public buildings, streets and landscape.
  • Solar-powered car for land transport.

Communities, Garden

  • Lightning solution for landscape, sculpture, and infrastructure.

Highway

  • Lightning on highway.
  • Power supply for road monitoring system, LED information board.
  • Noise insulation on highway.

Schools, Offices, Airports

  • Hot water for bathroom.
  • Lightning in campus.

Industry Facilities

  • Hot water for processes such as sterilization.
  • Power supply for machinery.