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5 Surprising Facts About Solar You Might Not Be Aware Of

Facts about Solar that you should know


Off-late, there’s been a meteoric rise in people’s interest in solar energy. One of the reasons is that many people are switching to solar as it’s a cheaper source of energy. During the process, many of us often come across several interesting solar energy facts that we probably didn’t know. We, too, came across a few such surprising facts about solar that we are jotting down in this post. Let’s find out how many of them you were already aware of.

Solar is the Earth’s most abundant source of energy.

Do you know an hour of solar energy received from the Sun is equal to the Earth’s annual energy requirement? Surprised? Well, we were surprised too when we found that out. Though we always knew that the Sun is an inexhaustible and free source of energy, we had no clue that solar is such an abundant source of energy.

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Solar Power was first used in the 7th Century B.C.

Many of us may think that the concept of using solar power would have come into fruition a few decades ago or at max in the 19th or 20th century. The fact, however, is that theory suggests that solar power was first used by humans in the 7th century B.C. to ignite fire using magnifying glasses. Later, during 20 A.D. The Chinese documented the use of solar to light their torches.

 Facts About Solar

You can reduce CO2 emission by 100 Tonnes by going solar.

As we know, electricity produced using fossil fuels is a major contributor to CO2 emission. On an average, the amount of CO2 a single household emits every 30 years is around 100 Tonnes. It means every household can save the Earth from that kind of emission by installing home solar panels on their properties. Imagine how much CO2 emission we can prevent if we all go solar.

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Solar-powered airplanes will soon be a reality.

You would have read about solar-powered cars and bikes but you might not have heard about this one. Well, allow us to break this news to you that while airplane manufacturing companies are working on introducing solar-powered passenger airplanes, a solar-powered monoplane by the name Solar Impulse has already been developed and tested for 26,000 miles of flying.

No other source of energy can be deployed as fast as Solar.

The energy crisis is a major concern in all parts of the world. The only way to tackle this problem is to deploy solar power plants as they can be deployed faster than any other source of energy. In fact, whenever there’s been a natural calamity such as floods or cyclones, solar energy is the most preferred source of energy as it can be deployed the fastest.

Last But Not Least 

Going Solar will not just help you contribute to a greener Earth but it will also allow you to reap the benefits of free electricity for a lifetime. The average life of a solar panel system is around 25 to 30 years which means if you install a solar panel system on your residential property today, you will reap the benefits of free electricity for around 20 to 25 years (considering the first five years would go in recovering the initial cost of setting up a solar panel system). So without any further ado, get in touch with a reputable solar products manufacturer such as Luminous India and make the most out of the Sun.

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