Solar energy is power that we get through sunlight in form of heat and light. This energy is converted in electricity to use it for different purposes. To convert solar energy in other forms solar systems are used which are equipped with solar panels. These panels are famously known as PV panels, and absorb solar energy. As we all know that solar energy carries positive charges or protons with it, therefore in these panels electrons are used. Reaction of these tow charges create a stream which is converted into electricity later.
Solar energy in industry:
Use of solar energy in industry is rising in as well, due to rapid increase in prices of fossil fuels. This rise is result of vast use of these non-renewable sources to get energy like heat and electricity. To be cost effective and secure more profits on products that are manufactured, industries are adopting these systems. They are installing different solar and thermal systems to generate electricity directly or indirectly from solar energy.
Different companies are specialized in manufacturing solar systems which are installed in industries only; these are highly efficient and are cover large areas. Normally industries prefer to use solar power systems, solar water heating systems, solar thermal systems and solar heating systems etc. these are systems use solar energy, with light or heat and convert in into electricity or gas etc. when you contact a professional for getting these services, they not only design a customized product for you, but they also consider your need and area. They come with team of professionals to investigate about plants and total daily consumption, then they suggest about systems that can fulfill needs of particular industry.
In some industries thermal systems works best, while some other can run on solar heating systems more efficiently. Selection of solar energy system also depends on budget, because some solar energy systems are cheaper than other. But they can work best specific areas and climates.
How solar thermal systems works in industries:
Solar thermal power systems are best choice for industries, in these systems heat energy is used that comes with sunlight and does not contain any harmful toxics that can harm human life or environment. To collect this energy and converting it into other forms of energy thermal power panels are used.
These panels look like other solar panels made up of solar cells and other powering devices. These panels are installed on large areas, and they produce electricity indirectly. Heat energy is first collected to heat the fluids present in panels, this heat then is used as power to run generators that produce energy. In this way running generators work on heat that is not produce with help of non-renewable sources, it is actually generated with heat of sun which is always available for use.
As sunlight is available in daytime only therefore to store and use it in cloudy weather or in absence of sun some methods are used like two-tank direct system, a two-tank indirect system and a single-tank thermo-cline system. These three are technologies used with thermal systems to store solar energy on large scale. This stored energy is used in night most of the times.
Solar energy heating systems:
These systems are gaining popularity in large industries as well. Passive solar heating systems work best in those areas where weather is hot and sunny and sunlight directly can touch the solar panels. Because south side of any building receives most sunlight, this is why while installing this system of passive solar heat direction is considered as most important thing. In industries it is easy to install these systems as there is no problem about space there.