With a 2010 third quarter market share globally of two-third of the world’s production, China is definitely leading the pack. During the first three quarters of 2010, the overall photovoltaic demand nearly doubled. The Chinese and Taiwanese hold eight of the top dozen manufacturers, leaving the United States plenty of room to grow.
If you are interested in alternative energy sources, you can start by contacting your current energy provider to see if they have anything to offer. Many companies are now able to harness power from solar and wind power. This may cost you more, as there is a price for the extra work involved in tapping these sources, but you will be doing the environment a favor!
These practices are put into effect in Southern Living’s 2008 “green” Idea House located at Whisper Mountain in Marshall, NC. Currently, the home is open for tours to the public through October 12 on Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
It is critically important when considering a solar panels efficiency loss over time that a professional does the installation to maximize the available efficiencies. The panels should be mounted at an optimal angle, shade need to be avoided while the panels should be adequately ventilated to get rid of excess heat which reduces their efficiency. The storage batteries and inverters need to be adequate and so on.
Even by simply searching the internet one can find solar panel kits. Companies who sell these kits seem faithful; companies like GE and BP manufacture and make good profits in their business by solar panels and kits. These solar panels have numerous advantages, and can be used to power a lot of appliances at home. Although they are not strong enough to power the whole house but we can at least give them a try. We can make use of them by lighting up few appliances, which will therefore save a lot of our power.
You will need a few things to get started I will start with the basics here. First off you are going to need to get yourself a fish tank for those tasty fish you will be growing. There is only one problem with the fish that I have found so far and that is my daughter has named them. So we don’t eat our fish unless we can replace one so she doesn’t notice. Just a little warning to parents out there. You will also need grow beds for the plants, water pump filtration system and fish of course.
Off-grid solar energy kits are being used to power homes in Ethiopia. Those same kits could be put to use in a number of ways here in the states that you may have not considered.