On my site The Green Living Guy, I introduced my readers to solar since day one. Now with Tesla solar help, I have it. What I love the most is what I wrote in another post. For its Lower Energy Bills!!

Who doesn’t want to lower their electricity bill? Installing solar panels at your home helps you achieve lower utility bills. That’s all from day one. In fact, do your homework and install the right solar photovoltaic system.

Then you could successfully offset more than 70% of electricity usage! Since electricity costs usually shoot up to 2 percent to 3 percent each year, it’s imperative. So this will definitely help you save big time.

Now my Green Guru guides with McGraw Hill came the book Solar Power For Your Home.  For this book only adds to the purposes of green living. Solar Power For Your Home features a step-by-step instruction manual. That’s also with useful photos and illustrations.

This hands-on guide is filled with solar energy, green living solutions. Solutions moreover that you can put to use right away.  As the book starts of stating, solar power did not come into our history during the 1970’s. I mean when Jimmy Carter installed solar panels at the White House.  Because solar power has been around. Consequently since the beginning of time. Or I mean give or take a few billion years!

Bottom line, solar power is responsible for all existence here on Earth!

Therefore, this is why Solar Power for Your Home is so essential for me. To have what was written in this book on my home. It was always essential to me. Yet it also is saving me money!!

Now I have solar from Tesla Solar. Let’s get real it’s REALLY Tesla Energy! Right Elon?!

What is solar energy and why go with solar power?

For those that are curious, let’s face it. The sun has been producing energy for billions of years. Here is the history of its use by humanity.

Solar Energy and Power

First of all, Solar energy is the light and heat from the Sun that has been harnessed by humans since ancient times using a range of ever-evolving technologies. Also, solar power technologies provide electrical generation. All by means of heat engines or photovoltaics. I’m using photovoltaics. Once converted its uses are only limited by human ingenuity.

So a partial list of solar applications includes:

  1. space heating and cooling through solar architecture
  2. potable water via distillation and disinfection

  3. daylighting

  4. hot water

  5. thermal energy for cooking

  6. high temperature process heat for industrial purposes

Solar Radiation

In addition, solar radiation accounts for most of the available renewable energy on Earth. So that’s along with secondary solar resources. Such as, wind and wave power. Also hydroelectricity and biomass. Moreover, only a minuscule fraction of the available solar energy is used.

Solar Technologies

Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar. That’s depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels, solar thermal collectors, with electrical or mechanical equipment, to convert sunlight into useful outputs. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun,

selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.

Solar Energy Basics

Sunlight—through photovoltaic technology—provides this building at Oberlin College with electricity.

The sun’s heat and light provide an abundant source of energy that can be harnessed in many ways. There are a variety of technologies that have been developed to take advantage of solar energy.

These include concentrating solar power systems, passive solar heating and daylighting, photovoltaic systems, solar hot water, and solar process heat and space heating and cooling.

Solar power can be used in both large-scale applications and in smaller systems for the home.

Businesses and industry can go solar. That’ll  improve efficiency. I’ll also save money by choosing solar technologies. Especially for electricity. Because that can then be used for heating and cooling. Also industrial processes and water heating.

In conclusion, homeowners like me are using solar technologies. That’s for heating and cooling and water heating. Also my Tesla solar system produces enough electricity. Finally to operate “off-grid”. Moreover I will sell the extra electricity to the utilities.