Examples of Solar Energy - Residential Uses
Solar energy is being more widely used every day. The efficiency
of solar power also continues to
improve, making it even more attractive for both residential and
business use. What are some examples of solar energy?
Examples can be found everywhere today.
Solar power has been around for a very long time. The simplest
examples of solar energy use can be found in basic tasks, such as
using the sun to dry clothes or food. These days, some homeowners
turn to solar home heating
or solar water heating to
power their homes. Things like the clothes washer & dryer,
heating hot water for the bath, powering the oven, and of course
lighting in the home, can all be run with solar power. Even outdoor
living spaces can be enhanced through the use of
Homeowners who utilize solar energy often install
solar roof tiles to
collect the energy from the sun. Despite the positive
effect on the environment and the cost savings from
being "off the grid", the popularity of solar power
has been hampered somewhat by the initial investment cost. You
could build your
own solar panels to save money - although such an undertaking
isn't for everyone!
Outside of residential homes, other examples of solar energy
include the use of solar power to power cars, planes, boats, and RVs.