Tag Archives: solar energy

23Nov/15

What is the future of solar energy?

What is the future of solar energy

I will summarize in two words the future of solar energy, VERY PROMISING.

Why is it explained below.

Solar energy has been used since ancient times. In Mesopotamia, for example we know that the priests lit the ceremonial fire with curved mirrors of polished gold in 2000 BC also said that Archimedes used mirrors to sink enemy ships diverting sunlight towards them.

In more recent times by the year 1930 they became popular in Japan solar collectors to heat water, but the low cost of fossil fuels at the time relegated quickly to solar energy.

It was not until 1973 when OPEC oil prices shot and solar energy back to the world map, since that day has been steady growth.

Today in the early 21st century, the energy future is more promising than ever.

A part of that oil prices have soared in recent years, thanks to predicted it will end in the next 20 years, the population has generally realizing that unless we take action on global warming, our grandchildren they will have a promising future.

Every day more discoveries to improve both efficiency rates of solar energy are made, and while the prices of fossil fuels will not stop rising, prices of solar energy will not let down.

So if you were looking for was whether the solar energy has a promising future , the answer is a resounding YES, solar energy has a promising future, and the more people we use the know and have a brighter future and faster.

19Nov/15

Installation Technician Solar Energy

Installation Technician Solar Energy

Companies in the sector are not qualified personnel by increased demand has led to the reform of the Technical Building Code. The standard requires that new residential buildings have a percentage of renewable energy, which will double in the medium term the current templates of solar technicians, according to various experts consulted.

Step Belen Jimenez, partner and manager Novasol, acknowledges that installation technicians needed two more solar power, by increasing the workload, but so far have had to make do with one. “No skilled labor. Soon we’ll have to get another, but struggling to find staff.”

Salaries for technical installers of solar installers are around 1,200 euros, although the shortage of specialists may raise this amount when the need is pressing. Something that, according to Jimenez, will occur later this year, as many construction projects currently under construction are still subject to the old rules.

Technical solar energy Novasol responsible shows that there has been a sharp increase in requests from individuals, therefore the increased awareness of Malaga as the increase of information. “This year demand has grown much.

The Technical Code brings major projects for the future, when the houses are already built, but people who are not required is increasingly aware and ask individual installations. ”

In Malaga they operate a hundred medium-sized companies, with an average of six installation technicians in solar energy, and an estimated fifty other make compatible these works and plumbing work as freelancers. In all, some 1,000 professionals, according to industry sources, which can expect double that number to meet the demand of new housing blocks.

In the province, close to the first level of solar radiation, the standard requires that 70% of the hot water will have to come from renewable sources.

Avalanche of requests

Ramon Alvarez is an engineer in Malaga Immosolar delegation of a German company specializing in large installations, responsible for projects such as the provision of hot water at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona. This expert agrees good medium-term prospects.

“The buildings are older now make projects to 28 September 2006. I believe that the new projects submitted to Industry thereafter will run to the middle of this year and early next. In 2006 there was a spate of projects to avoid the rule. ”

In his view, companies require a lot of manpower, so has generated a great demand for staff, and makes other professionals from fields such as plumbing, entering this sector. At the same time, it ensures that they are creating many specialized entities. “The solar energy works with simple, accessible to small business teams.”

This expert highlights another possibility of development, such as the self-employed. “The entities increasingly opt to have a base template and workers who have recourse to large point projects, peak demand.”

The boom in renewable energy has led many professionals back to school, looking for a field with great potential for business. Alvarez is also a professor at the Institute Autesel in the PTA, where almost a hundred technical future are formed. “There are many training requirements. A year ago only I had a six people. Now, there are six classes of 15 students. ”

The Junta de Andalucía and the Municipality of the capital, through the IMFE, and sponsor specific training courses free. Between 150 and 360 hours according to whether it is general or specific-theoretical teachings and practices enable to design and assemble hot water by solar energy. “Some courses have waiting lists Board of more than 50 people. There is a tremendous demand for training.

The idea is to train students of business first and then create your own business. “But if you opt for a private program, prices reached 2,000 euros. In return, many offer practical and even a commitment to hire. “Companies are already looking to their workers among the students.”

The head of human resources Autesel, Laura Girl, confirms the growing interest of business to integrate students into the workforce. “They ask students to do internships, but usually after the first month of the contract.”

Girl says that given the lack of work experience of new operators, the courses have become a guarantee of their professional training. “At first they are asking experienced workers, but have seen that it was impossible.”

In his view, one of the most popular outlets is part of the Malaga multinational manufacturing of solar panels, Isofoton, based in the PTA. With the growth of the sector, confident girl from May a massive demand for labor occurs, the full implementation of the regulation, and hopes that the Board extend the quotas of subsidized courses spaces.

The environment is no longer a matter of fighting for a few, and has already become a booming economic sector. In the heat of the sun many citizens are finding a new opportunity to make a living.

15Nov/15

What is Solar Energy?

In our solar system, the largest producer of energy that exists is the sun. The amount of solar energy reaching as radiation our planet, equivalent to about 35 million times! energy producing all the power plants in Chile.

Solar radiation, of course, provides us with light and heat energy.

It can also be transformed into electrical energy. In addition, radiation is essential for the plants (through photosynthesis) to gain energy and live. Plants are the basis of the food chain on Earth (also in the oceans, of course), providing energy to the whole animal kingdom.
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11Nov/15

4 questions and answers about Solar Energy

Solar energy is the main source of life on Earth : directs the biophysical and geophysical cycles and chemicals that sustain life on the planet, the cycles of oxygen, water, carbon and climate.

The Sun provides us food through photosynthesis, and as the sun’s energy that induces the movement of wind and water and plant growth.

The energy sun is the source of most renewable energy sources, both wind energy, hydropower, biomass, and the waves and currents, as solar energy itself. Solar energy can take advantage passively (passive solar energy), without the use of any device or intermediate system, by appropriate sitting, design and orientation of buildings, using the physicochemical properties of materials and architectural elements correctly the same: insulation, types of roofs, protections, etc.
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04Nov/15

Harnessing Solar Energy

As we all know, at this point, what are the consequences of using fossil fuels like oil. A thousand times we have heard, the greenhouse effect caused by excessive carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that causes the worrying global warming and the eventual melting of the poles, acid rain falling in nearby industrial zones fields, destroying , soil, fauna and flora of our planet.

Also the smog, the fog covering the big cities caused by the combination of flue gas emissions, with some other natural phenomena, such as temperature inversions, humidity and solar radiation, is one of the terrible consequences of using hydrocarbons.
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26Aug/15

With the sunroof, Google wants to help pass solar energy

With the sunroof, Google wants to help pass solar energy

Google has a project in service and for the moment has the name Sunroof, intended to determine whether the roof of a building should be to install solar panels. Thanks to Google Earth, you can evaluate the energy potential of a roof considering exposure and estimate the potential savings.

China is the second largest polluter, like the United States who want to engage in an ambitious plan to reduce emissions of CO2 in order to combat global warming. With the Paris Conference on climate, COP 21, President Barack Obama just made his last fight before the end of his term expiring next year.

“There is no challenge that poses a greater threat to the future and for future generations that change climate, “he said, announcing a program that aims to reduce emissions from US power plants in 2030. The 32 percent energy renewables are at the heart of this plan, particularly solar and wind energy.

If the action is clearly laudable, it also represents a considerable economic attractiveness. The market for solar energy is expanding, and new players are interested in this.

Thus, the car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled its new model you sl to powerwall, a domestic battery that can store electricity provided by solar panels or AC power.

Like other giants of the high-tech, Google is also very sensitive to environmental issues and renewable energy. The Californian firm has launched a new project called S unroof surely foreshadows the great ambitions for the future.