People often ask themselves ’Why is solar energy good?’ and, as a result, fail to realize the importance of solar technology. Solar power has evidently become the trend in renewable energy. Apart from the obvious financial benefits, there are other pertinent reasons why you should convert to using solar power instead of fossil fuels. Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants use mirrors to concentrate the energy from the sun can be used for daily work.
In this video, the man has shown how to convert inexpensive truck mirrors into powerful first surface solar concentrators. First surface mirrors are an extremely efficient way of concentrating solar energy, much more efficient for their size than a fresnel lens. He used a big size lance to gather the sun beam at one point that you can make at home easily. You can also use the pieces of mirror to make this project.
The first step is to separate the mirror from the housing. Then, looking at the backside of the mirror, NightHawkInLight removes the protective paint that covers the thin metallic sheet housed inside the mirror. With the protective paint cleaned off, you can reinstall the mirror in its housing. You’ll find that the new mirror has a focal point much closer to the surface, giving it much greater heat. Be careful taking the paint off, but otherwise this is a pretty straightforward project.
The most commonly known fact about solar energy is that it represents a clean, green source of energy. Solar power is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. There’s nothing about solar power that pollutes mother nature. Solar power doesn’t release any greenhouse gasses, and except for needing a source of clean water to function, it uses absolutely no other resources. Hence, it’s safe and environmentally-friendly. Yet, people are still in doubt why solar energy is good.
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