Why Solar Energy?

Nowadays, energy sources are classified under three headings:

  • Fossil-based energy resources,
  • New energy resources,
  • Renewable energy sources.

Coal, oil, natural gas, fossil-based energy sources forms with the modification of layers consisting in the result of accumulating the plant and animal remaining under ground in the swamp areas. New energy resources such as uranium, boron, thorium and hydrogen are energy resources existing potential and increasing the use depending on the technological developments. Renewable energy resources are energy resources that thought to be relatively inexhaustible and forever.

  • The origin of all energy in the world is the solar energy. From the perspective of alternative energy sources, solar energy constitutes a significant potential.
  • Solar energy is clean, does not create environmental problems, not create hazardous waste, not threat the health of humans and other creatures.
  • There is no problems with the transmission of solar energy, does not require the establishment of the transmission line and comes spontaneously to the point of use..
  • Solar energy is a guaranteed product, its quality is continuous and unchanged..
  • Solar energy is infinite, it has a life span of more than the lifetime of the world.
  • Solar energy prevents to the external dependence, It is not the monopoly of any country.
  • Energy is an important issue that affects all countries. Countries which can be improved energy resources will develop and the others will dissolve over time.

Solar Energy Application Areas

Solar energy application areas can be analyzed in two main groups as active and inactive. Active applications contain mechanical systems to generate heat and electricity with solar energy. Inactive applications covers generally architectural design for benefiting efficiently from solar energy.

Active Applications For Heat Energy Output

  • Domestic hot water output
  • Heating and cooling of buildings
  • Heating of greenhouses
  • Heating of fluids in industrial processes
  • Obtaining steam for industrial purposes