Solar Energy Has the Potential to Reduce Dependence on Limited Fossil Fuels

Solar Energy Removes Fossil Fuels
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It is a fact that the energy from the sun that strikes the earth in one hour is more than all the energy used in the world for an entire year. This energy is available free anywhere in the world, whether it be in homes, commercial enterprises or even in the desert. You can even tap this source of energy while you are travelling as long as you have the proper collectors for it. Utilizing solar energy is the solution to the climate crisis, can cut pollution caused by the carbon that the use of fossil fuels creates, and can even save money and create jobs.

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Solar energy can be converted into electrical energy through the use of photovoltaic cells or used to heat up liquids by concentrating the heat from the sun with mirrors. The heated liquids can then be used to generate power or to create thermal storage. You can heat businesses and homes by using the heat from the sun. Solar radiation is light and is received by every location on earth during the daytime. The amount can vary depending on the location that any geographical area has, but it is possible to use solar technologies to turn this into useful forms of energy, either through the use of photovoltaics (PV) or by concentrating the thermal power of the sun.  

 

Solar panels have photovoltaic cells, generally made from highly purified silicon, that have the ability to absorb sunlight and convert it into direct current. This is known as the photovoltaic effect. The light particles, called photons, knock electrons free from atoms and this helps in the generation of electricity. Individual PV cells are small and produce just a watt or two of power. To boost this, they are connected together in chains to form the panels. A number of panels are connected to form an array that can then be connected to any electrical system. As the power produced is direct current and most electrical appliances use alternating current, use is made of inverters to convert DC to AC.

 

These photovoltaic cells are made up of semiconductor material, like silicon, and are the thickness of just four human hairs. They are sandwiched between glass or plastic for protection. These panels can last for years and require almost no maintenance except for keeping their protective cover clean, so that sunlight can reach the cells. These cells can even produce power when it is cloudy or raining, though the quantum of power will reduce. The initial cost of solar panels is high, but as the power produced is free, costs can be recovered in a couple of years. To encourage the use of solar power, governments offer subsidies for installation and also offer to buy power from them and offset it against the cost of power used from the grid.  

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Concentrating solar thermal power concentrates the sunlight to produce high heat, that is then used to heat liquids. This heated liquid can then be used to spin a turbine for the generation of electricity. On a small scale, this technology is used in solar cookers that can be used in cooking and is a practice widely prevalent in India. This same heat for the sun can be used indirectly in many industrial applications that need heat, like water desalination, food processing, chemical production, mineral processing, and enhanced oil recovery. It is also in wide use to preheat water for use in homes and for heating water in swimming pools.

 

The use of solar energy to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, along with other techniques like the use of wind and tidal energy can go a long way in reducing the pollution in the environment.

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions proudly partners with a leading Texas-based plastic manufacturer, embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to fortify its commitment to sustainability.

By integrating solar energy solutions, we're revolutionizing their environmental impact. Our collaborative efforts aim to construct a robust solar infrastructure, harnessing renewable energy to power their operations efficiently.

Together, we're spearheading a transformative shift towards renewable practices, demonstrating how solar power can drive industrial progress while prioritizing environmental responsibility. Sunshine Renewable Solutions is honored to work hand-in-hand with this industry leader, fostering a brighter, greener future through the strategic implementation of solar energy solutions.

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Creating The Foundation

As the foundational step in our partnership, the construction of concrete piers for the solar panel structure marks a pivotal milestone in our solar energy initiative. These concrete piers serve as the bedrock of support for the entire solar infrastructure, providing stability and durability essential for the efficient functioning of the solar array.

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Precision And Accuracy Are Paramount

Our engineering team meticulously plans and designs the layout of the piers, ensuring they are strategically positioned to uphold the solar panel array's weight and withstand environmental factors such as wind and inclement weather. We adhere to industry standards and best practices to create a robust foundation that guarantees the longevity and resilience of the solar installation.

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A Solid Foundation

Environmental considerations are taken into account throughout the construction process, ensuring minimal disruption to the surrounding ecosystem. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond energy production to encompass responsible construction practices.

By establishing these concrete piers foundations, we are ready to start Phase 2, erecting the metal support bars. Enabling the subsequent installation of solar panels will power the plastic manufacturer's operations while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions to Help Formosa Plastics of Point Comfort, Texas, Achieve Sustainability Goals

Formosa Plastics is a major producer of polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride resins, which are widely used in various industries worldwide. Recognizing its role in environmental stewardship, Formosa Plastics sought to collaborate with a reputable sustainability consultant who can provide solutions to reduce its impact on the environment.

Sunshine Renewable Solutions is a leading sustainability consulting firm that specializes in renewable energy and environmental sustainability. The company has a team of experts who help clients identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and implement sustainable practices through solar power.