Everyone from senior citizens to young children is aware of the fact that people need to think and behave in an environmentally friendly manner. We must recycle, use fewer resources and think about the effects of our actions on the planet. This means we must find ways to employ alternative energy when and wherever possible. Today, we know that there are three pillars for alternative energy, and they are solar, wind, and bio fuel.
Most people are well aware of the incredible increase in solar energy options for a home, but not everyone knows that there are actually power plants constructed entirely of solar panels. Currently, the United States military is the owner of the world’s largest solar power plant, which supplies around 30% of the needs of one of its largest and busiest bases.
These plants require fields of collectors which can direct the light of the sun into a master collector, which in turn superheats water and converts the steam into huge amounts of energy. This, however, is not how all home solar power panels work and they can do everything from heat domestic water supplies or swimming pools, to actually generate electrical energy which is stored in banks of batteries which deliver electricity once the sun has set.