Up Nepa! This phrase has deeply become an anthem when electricity is restored to our homes. The excitement that comes with seeing the light bulb glow or the Television come on. This has become our fate. The restrictions in providing electricity have impaired a lot of growth in the country especially in the lights of the economy.
Many businesses would do better if there was a steady power supply. As of now, power plants in Nigeria can possibly produce 12,522 megawatts (MW) of electric force but it doesn’t reach its full capacity. Unlike before, when the government was in charge, now the distribution companies have been privatized resulting in a higher payment.
The result of this unequal power supply with bills is the use of Solar energy.
Solar Power is the transformation of energy from daylight into power, either straightforwardly utilizing photovoltaics (PV), in a roundabout way utilizing concentrated sun-based force, or a blend.
Concentrated sun-oriented force frameworks use focal points or reflect and sun-based global positioning frameworks to center an enormous territory of daylight into a little shaft. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric flow utilizing the photovoltaic effect. Basically, Solar energy harnesses the energy from sunlight to provide power. Power to run gadgets in the home.
Many industrialized countries have become huge sunlight-based power users, to enhance or give an option in contrast to traditional sources. Nigeria is not falling short, as a handful of homes make use of this technology.
We all know that electricity is one type of energy that influences pretty much every aspect of our life. All our electronic gear requires a wellspring of electrical energy, a source of power to work. Thus the mission for getting this energy from various methods is popular and on-demand for those who can afford it.
How does it work?
I am sure one way or another, we must have encountered houses with panels on top. These boards comprised of transducers called sun-oriented cells. They are put on the highest point of houses or pinnacles to get the greatest occurrence of sunlight-based energy. However, since, the situation of the sun regarding sun-based board isn’t fixed, because of the earth’s upheaval around the sun, it is critical to have a programmed global positioning framework that will help position the board at all times. The energy gotten is put away for a period of time in an aggregator by means of the battery charging circuit and is at long last made accessible for use through the inverter circuit.
Besides the fact that Solar energy serves as an alternative for power, it can be used for;
Preparing Meals: this is fantastic. What is the best way to get to a man’s heart than through his stomach? cooking on a sun-powered stove will astonish you and drastically cut your bills. You want to experiment, try this; cooking in a sun-based box requires you to use– thermometer, a case with aluminum foil, container channel tape, a cooking pack, and styrofoam protection. Let the scientist in you run free but please be cautious.
Companies and industries require power at more significant levels than the regular household. This is because of the utilization of large equipment and hardware. Solar energy can be used to power most of this equipment.
For your house use, solar power provides two types of water heaters. Technology is different from the common water heater we know. There is an active solar water heater and a passive solar water heater.
In conclusion, solar energy is a sustainable, endless, and moderate type of energy and should be harnessed positively. It has shown proven to effective in areas of insufficiency. In our homes, we have solar lamps, solar power banks, and lots more. There are also other technologies and activities that involve the use of solar power. Artificial photosynthesis, a natural activity duplicated by man, and Solar distillation a form of water purification.