How Solar Works

Solar Energy Systems

Australia has always been known as the “sunny” country, the beaches are usually adorned with bodies soaking up the sun’s rays throughout the year. Unfortunately the sun has attracted negative attention due to its affect on rising skin cancer rates, but, here at Carbon Footie we like to look at the positive side of using the sun’s rays and offer a different “soaking up” solution that will not leave you feeling blistered, burned and potentially in danger.

By harnessing the sun’s rays through solar powered systems you can ensure electrical power to your whole home, save money and save the Earth all at the same time. Below are short and concise informative facts about everything you need to know on solar energy and solar powered systems needed to support your home and pocket.



What is Solar Energy?

Throughout the ages humans have used various techniques to harness solar energy from the sun; solar energy is basically electricity harvested from sunlight.

According to Wikipedia:
“The total solar energy absorbed by Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) per year. In 2002, this was more energy in one hour than the world used in one year.”
and
“The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as much as will ever be obtained from all of the Earth’s non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium combined.”

There are mass amounts of energy being wasted as we don’t collect it but we are also taxing the Earth by still relying on the production of fossil fuels like coal and gas. It has been estimated that the world’s fossil fuels will run out within the next ten to twenty years, in the meantime the current consumption is emitting greenhouse gases, causing pollution and global warming. Forward thinkers like Carbon Footie know that the only way to save the planet and to ensure a comfortable “powered” environment is to make use of renewable energy sources like solar power, hydropower, geothermal or wind power. For more information on solar energy systems please Contact Us.