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5 types of clean energy you should know

5 types of clean energy you should know

 5 types of clean energy you should know

Earth is rich with natural sources of energy such as sunlight, water, wind, and natural gases. These natural resources produce clean energy that does not harm the environment. More importantly, these energy types are sustainable and renewable because they are naturally replenished.

Recent technological innovations in the energy industry are finally making clean energy available to the general public through solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal, hydropower, and hydrogen fuels.

Now you can generate electricity for your own household consumption, for example, through companies like Maharashtra Solar with their solar power systems. There are many renewable energy options and here are 5 types of clean energy that you should know. 

1. Solar energy

For billions of years now, the sun has been the biggest source of light and heat for humans, animals, and plants. It can produce 10,000 times more energy than we can use. 

Innovations to transform sunlight into energy have come a long way since the solar oven developed by the British in the 1830s. The latest solar power systems collect energy from sunlight and convert it directly into electricity using devices called photovoltaic (PV) cells. 

These are built into PV or solar panels and installed on the roof of homes and buildings. Energy collected from the sun is then stored in batteries and converted into electricity.

  2. Geothermal energy

There is another place that is as hot as the surface of the sun. The Earth’s innermost core has the same temperature as the sun’s surface. Curiously enough, it’s a moon-sized ball of iron that doesn’t melt. 

The heat escapes naturally through outlets like hot springs and volcanic eruptions. Outlets like hot springs are sources of geothermal energy. Water and steam are trapped into dry steam or hot water wells that spin turbines to generate electricity.

3. Hydroelectric energy

Another renewable source of clean energy called hydroelectric power is produced from rivers and fast-flowing waterfalls. There are three types of hydroelectric facilities:

  • Impoundment – a system where water is stored in a dam or reservoir and then released to spin turbines that generate electricity
  • Diversion – a system where parts of the river are diverted and channelled through a canal 
  • Pumped Storage – water is pumped to a higher reservoir from a lower reservoir then later released to the lower reservoir to spin the turbines that generate electricity.

4. Nuclear energy

In a nuclear power plant, energy is produced by boiling water to produce steam that spins turbines to generate electricity. Nuclear power is one of the most efficient types of energy today. In fact, about 11% of the world’s electricity is from nuclear energy with the United States and France leading in production.

5. Hydrogen energy

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and can be found in water, coal, and natural gases. Since hydrogen first powered internal combustion engines over 200 years ago, hydrogen power is now being produced for transportation and electricity. 

Demand for Hydrogen is growing especially for major industrial businesses. Green hydrogen produced from renewable sources is continuously being refined to replace fossil fuels. 

Maharashtra Solar: Solar panel maintenance tips

Maharashtra Solar: Solar panel maintenance tips

Did you recently get your solar panels installed? Here’s how you can maintain it and keep it working for years. Always remember that a little care can go a long way when it comes to solar panels since this system can be sensitive. Moreover, proper maintenance can help you save huge bucks from costly repairs that you will encounter down the road if you don’t take care of your panels. 

If it’s your first time owning solar panels, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep yourself well-versed in the care and maintenance of this technology. Take a look at the maintenance checklist below and we’ll give you tips on how you can keep your solar panels functioning without a hitch.

Solar panel care 101

Solar panels are unique systems that can work with limited maintenance and withstand extreme weather conditions. However, it also helps to keep a regular maintenance routine to keep your panels working for a long time. Take a look at our maintenance tips below:

  • Watch for dirt and debris build-up 

You don’t need to clean panels every day. However, it helps to remove the dirt and debris at least once a month so the panels can capture solar energy better. Consider investing in long-handled brooms to sweep stubborn dirt in your panels. Don’t attempt to climb the roof where your panels are installed to avoid accidents. 

  • Look  out for rack and roof penetrations 

The racking in your solar panels ensures that it is properly mounted on the surface of your roof while penetration bolts hold the weight of your panels. This ensures that there is structural soundness to your solar panel system. 

Although rare, there are cases where the bolts become loose and the panels become a little shaky with minimal leaks. Do not attempt to fix it on your own and call the manufacturers. This kind of problem is usually covered in the warranty so you don’t have to worry about paying large amounts for a quick fix! 

  • Check the panels after severe weather 

If you experience a bad storm, tornado or hurricane in your area, we strongly advise checking on your panels since these extreme weather conditions can damage the surface of your panels. 

The most common problem you can observe on your panels after a bad weather is a broken glass. Although the glass serves more as a cosmetic tool on your panels, it can still affect the performance of your solar cells. Make sure that you contact a repair company once you notice any damage to your panels. 

  • Monitor system 

Most modern solar panels have an in-app monitoring system where you can check the performance of each panel on your mobile device. Monitoring your solar panels regularly can help you keep track of what needs to be repaired and which panels aren’t working properly. Moreover, it will provide you with data on the output that your panels are generating so you can allocate the energy properly. 

आपकोक्यों करना चाहिए स्विच सौर ऊर्जा पर

आपकोक्यों करना चाहिए स्विच सौर ऊर्जा पर

हर दिन, हम पर्यावरणीय समस्याओं का सामना कर रहे हैंहम पूरी तरह से हल नहीं कर सकते हैं। इसके अलावा, गैर-नवीकरणीय स्रोत पहले से कहीं अधिक दुर्लभ होते जा रहे हैं। सौभाग्य से, हमारे पास सौर जैसे ऊर्जा के नवीकरणीय स्रोत हैं जो कभी भी बाहर नहीं निकलेंगे। 

सौर ऊर्जा को उतारने के लिए हम सभी की जरूरत है कि ज्यादा से ज्यादा लोग इसे अपनाएं। यदि आप अभी तक हरे होने के बारे में आश्वस्त नहीं हैं, तो यहां कुछ कारण बताए गए हैं कि आपको अक्षय ऊर्जा पर स्विच करना चाहिए और बिजली की लागतों पर टन की बचत करनी चाहिए!

आपकी बिजली की लागत कम हो जाती है या समाप्त हो

जब आप सौर ऊर्जा पर स्विच करते हैं, तोजाती है, आप लंबे समय में अपने आप को बहुत पैसा बचा रहे हैं। जबकि सौर पैनल काफी महंगे हो सकते हैं, यह एकमात्र समय होगा जब आप बड़ी मात्रा में पैसा निकाल रहे हैं। उसके बाद, आप अपने बिजली बिल में कटौती पर ध्यान देंगे। यदि आपके सौर पैनल आपके पूरे घर के लिए पर्याप्त बिजली उत्पन्न करते हैं, तो आपके पास शून्य बिजली का बिल भी हो सकता है।

पर्यावरण के लिए अच्छा है

उपयोगिता कंपनियाँ बिजली और बिजली बनाने के लिए पूरे कस्बों और शहरों में ऊर्जा के गैर-नवीकरणीय स्रोतों का उपयोग करती हैं। हालांकि, यह पर्यावरण की कीमत पर आता है। रिसाव से बिजली बनाने से हानिकारक प्रदूषक, ग्रीनहाउस गैसें और पूरी प्रक्रिया के दुष्प्रभाव के रूप में खतरनाक उत्सर्जन होता है।

यही कारण है कि जब आप एक उपयोगिता कंपनी से बिजली का उपयोग करते हैं, तो आप गैर-नवीकरणीय स्रोतों का उपयोग कर रहे हैं जो न केवल हर पल घट रहे हैं बल्कि पर्यावरण पर हानिकारक प्रभाव भी पैदा करते हैं। 

जब आप सौर चले जाते हैं, तो आप इन उपयोगिता कंपनियों पर निर्भर नहीं रहेंगे और अपने कार्बन पदचिह्न को कम करेंगे। सौर पैनल किसी भी हानिकारक उत्सर्जन का उत्सर्जन नहीं करते हैं, इसलिए जब आप सौर ऊर्जा पर स्विच करते हैं, तो आप माँ की प्रकृति को नुकसान पहुंचाए बिना स्वच्छ और कुशल तरीके से अपनी खुद की बिजली पैदा करेंगे।

भविष्य के लिए एक निवेश

जब आप सौर पैनल खरीदते हैं, तो आपको उन्हें कुछ वर्षों में बदलने की चिंता नहीं करनी होगी, क्योंकि वे टिकाऊ, मौसम प्रतिरोधी होते हैं और 25 से अधिक वर्षों तक रह सकते हैं। इसलिए जब आप सोलर जाते हैं, तो आप न केवल दैनिक खर्चों में कटौती कर रहे हैं, बल्कि अपने भविष्य में निवेश भी कर रहे हैं।

इसके अलावा, सौर पैनलों वाले घरों में मूल्य में वृद्धि हुई है क्योंकि वे बिजली की लागत को काफी कम करते हैं। आजकल खरीदने वाले लोग प्रभावशाली कार्यक्षमता वाले घरों की तलाश करते हैं। इसलिए यदि आप भविष्य में अपना घर बेचने की योजना बना रहे हैं, तो आप एक शानदार बदलाव की उम्मीद कर सकते हैं। तुम भी एक तेज दर पर बेच सकते हैं! 

मुफ्त में अक्षय ऊर्जाकरने में

सूरज से बिजली पैदाएक पैसा भी खर्च नहीं होता। 

इसे और बेहतर बनाने के लिए, आप घरेलू बैटरी में उत्पन्न बिजली को भी स्टोर कर सकते हैं और भविष्य में इसका उपयोग कर सकते हैं। इस तरह, आपको अपने सौर पैनल पर पूरी तरह से निर्भर नहीं होना पड़ेगा, भले ही सूरज चमक न रहा हो। यह ऊर्जा कुशल, लागत प्रभावी और पूरी तरह से मुक्त है!

यदि आप नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा में बदलाव करने के लिए तैयार हैं, तो महाराष्ट्र सोलर में हमसे संपर्क करें और हमें आपकी ज़रूरत की हर चीज़ में मदद करने में खुशी होगी!

Maharashtra Solar: Top small solar equipment

Maharashtra Solar: Top small solar equipment

Maharashtra Solar: Top small solar equipment

Small solar power systems are a great way to start incorporating environmentally friendly applications into your home. Since these are less bulky, you can also use them for travelling. Here are some of the best solar panel model in the market:

X-Dragon Solar Charger

This solar equipment features reputable Sunpower solar cells with an efficiency of 22-25%. This charger is designed to provide optimal power by automatically adjusting its current and voltage. 

Since this solar charger is small, it is an ideal item for travellers as it can easily fit in a regular backpack. Despite its size, the X-Dragon Solar Charger can store enough energy to power multiple gadgets. 

  • Power: 40 Watts
  • Type: Portable
  • USB connections
  • Charges phones, laptops, other small devices

Renogy Solar Starter Kit

With an efficiency rating of 18.4%, this solar kit has a special function that allows it to collect power even during cloudy days. The panels are covered with an aluminium frame that prevents corrosion which makes it the perfect equipment for outdoors.

  • Power: 50 Watts
  • Type: Off-Grid
  • Comes in full kit
  • High efficiency 

Windy Nation Off-Grid

This kit comes with a deep cycle battery and a charge controller. This model supports upgrades through additional solar panels for higher power output. Multiple safety features are also included to prevent short circuits, overload and reverse polarity.

  • Power: 100 Watts
  • Type: Off-Grid
  • Comes in full kit
  • May be used in boats

Grape Solar GS-300

This kit comes with a charge controller, inverter and cables that are easy to install. The solar panels are equipped with an aluminium frame that protects them from different weather conditions. If you want to expand the system for higher power output, you can simply upgrade with additional solar panels.

  • Power: 300 Watts
  • Type: Off-GridEasy to set-up 
  • High efficiency
  • Multiple safety features
  • USB ports on inverter

Renogy 3600W Cabin Solar Kit

This kit has the safest charge controller, as tested by many solar panel users. It is designed to automatically shut itself off when problems are detected by the system to prevent possible fire accidents. 

Moreover, this model has a battery temperature sensor to avoid overheating. The Renogy 3600W supports upgrades of additional solar panels and has a voice-guided help system to ensure that you can properly install the equipment even without extra help.

  • Power: 3,600 Watts
  • Type: Off-Grid
  • Multiple safety features
  • High efficiency 
  • 12 x 310 Watt panels
  • Performs well in low light conditions
  • Can withstand extreme weather conditions

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit

Instead of the ordinary deep cycle battery, Gola Zero Yeti 1250 features a special generator that can be charged from a wall outlet, a car battery or another solar power. Similarly, this solar generator allows you to charge your devices using an AC inverter, a 12-Volt output and 3 USB outlets. 

With its versatility, this generator kit provides you with convenience and high power output.

  • Power: 1,250 Watts
  • Type: Off-Grid
  • Comes in full kit
  • High efficiency
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