The main source of heat energy to planet earth is the sun. The sun controls day and night and also mediates the temperature of the earth. The water cycle which is essential to ecology, is controlled by the heating and cooling processes connected to the sun.
Though it is known that the sun has enormous amounts of energy, there are times when heat and light are insufficient to cater to the people’s needs. Because of this insufficiency, people began using alternative heat energy which at that time were fossil fuels (oil, gas etc.). The problem with these sources of energy is that they were not renewable. We were using the energy faster than it could be replenished. Also, the process used to cultivate the energy was having an adverse effect on the climate. This abuse has then caused climate changes, global warming, and unending pollution. The need for alternative sources of energy have never been so high.
The most popular alternative energy source are solar heat panels. The panels harvest energy from the sun to produce electrical energy that will be then used to provide heat to households during winter and light during the night or when there’s a power outtage. Heat generation and storage are two unique features of solar heat panels.
What do these solar heat panels look like? These solar panels are flat and transparent in color. For better accumulation of light, solar heat panels are usually placed on rooftops to achieve maximum light exposure. For better accumulation of solar energy, solar panels need to be directly facing the sun between 9am and 3pm when the sun is at its brightest. The black metal plate that is inside the panel absorbs the sun’s heat energy.
Storing energy with the use of solar panels is very beneficial especially during winter when there is a great need for warmth and light. Since fossil fuels’ cost generally rise during winter and because of its negative effects on the environment, investing on a solar heat panel is the best solution for every home.