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Solar Panels: Harnessing
the Sun

How to harvest energy from the sun? Easy - solar panels. But wait, it's not quite so simple.

There are many different types of solar panels, sizes, energy outputs, efficiencies and, of course, costs.

For those totally new to this interesting science,we're going to go over the main ones: Photovoltaic and Solar Hot Water panels.

The difference between these two is simple - Solar Hot Water Panels use the sun's heat directly to heat water in pipes on your roof. Photovoltaics, or PV's as they are commonly known, use a reaction to create electricity. This power is then fed directly into your home system or stored in batteries.

Both systems are good for their purpose. The main thing is finding out whether one, or both are best suited to your needs.


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