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Solar Technology Academy

The Solar Technology Academy aims to bring you information about all things solar, why it’s beneficial to install, what systems are most suitable, how to maintain and upgrade systems, and what solar means for a healthier planet.

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What Is Solar?

Benefits Of Solar Energy

Benefits Of Solar Energy Solar Energy Is Always Available The sun generates 8,000 times the earth’s annual energy usage, thereby dominating all other non-renewable resource options. With solar costs rapidly declining, solar has become a very inexpensive and practical option. A report from the International Energy Agency indicates that solar energy could become the largest…

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How Solar Energy Works

How Solar Energy Works Taking Energy From The Sun The sun is like a naturally occurring nuclear reactor. It releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about eight-and-a-half minutes. Every hour, enough photons impact earth to theoretically satisfy global energy needs for an entire…

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Solar Geysers

Solar Geysers are devices that heat up your water using Solar Energy instead of using electricity. How long will it take to recoup my investment into a Solar Water Heater? This answer depends on how many people are using hot water in your home. An average family of 2 adult s and 2 children will yield…

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Solar Water Heating FAQ

Solar Water Heating Frequently Asked Questions Can I use a Solar Water Heating (SWH) system in place of my existing geyser? A Solar Water Heating (SWH) system can take care of the bulk of your hot water needs however, in some instances, the SWH system may not be able to provide all the hot water…

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This Is How Solar Panels (PV) Work

How Solar Cells and PV Systems Work Richard Komp examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy. Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173,000 terawatts. That’s 10,000 times more power than the planet’s population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy? Lesson…

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What Is Solar Heating

Solar Heating Solar heating is also commonly referred to as solar water heating, largely because it is used to heat water for washing and showering. In South Africa, which is blessed by prevalent sunshine, solar water heating can provide up to 80% of hot water energy needs and significantly reduce electricity bills since water heating accounts…

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