During the earlier part of November 2019, certain regions of the UK witnessed a month’s worth of rainfall in as little as a day. At least one person died, with hundreds more left facing the hardship and misery of ruined possession in their flooded homes.
From devastating floods to melting ice and forest fires, Earth is facing the effects of increasing temperatures. According to the annual emissions gap report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), carbon emissions have globally risen by 1.5% annually in the last ten years. This puts our planet on the path to witnessing a temperature rise of 3.2 °C by the end of this century. This is substantially higher than the 1.5 °C increase that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned would have significantly damaging effects on human, animal, and plant life across the globe.
In the face of rising concern and awareness regarding the effects of climate change, it is shocking that the generation and use of renewable energy in the UK has risen. During the 3rd quarter of 2019, renewable energy sources in the UK produced more electricity than fossil fuels for the very first time.
There’s still a lot of scopes to increase energy production from renewable resources. Solar power is the option that’s mostly used on buildings in Brighton and Hove, given the absence of a local river for use as hydro-electricity and the warmer weather experienced in the South East.
Solar photovoltaic (or PV) panels capture the sun’s energy to generate electricity using cells made up of silicon semiconductors. These cells are arranged in layers on a panel and help in converting sunlight directly into electricity. The panel looks like it’s composed of squares. An electric field is created when sunlight shines on a cell: if the sunshine is strong, more electricity will be generated. Solar panels in Brighton and Hove may be ground-mounted, roof-mounted on a frame, or even incorporated into solar tiles. The production power of a PV panel is measured in kWp (or kilowatts peak), a rate at which it produces electricity in full direct sunlight, at peak performance, during the summer.
Homeowners who have chosen to use solar power to heat power or produce electricity with REST’s help – one of the leading solar panel companies in Brighton and Hove – can expect to enjoy many benefits. Solar power is a renewable resource and doesn’t produce harmful climate-changing gases like carbon dioxide, in contrast to fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, which will run out eventually.
Since solar power installation decreases your dependency on power bought from utility companies, you’ll see a reduction in the energy bill. Your roof can become a valuable asset, producing heat and electricity for your property at an inexpensive running cost. Solar will become more commonplace as fossil fuel prices increase, as individuals take advantage of producing their own energy at less cost.