Solar radiations obtained from the sun can be best used in the form of solar energy. The sun rays can be converted in the form of energy through the different modes and used accordingly. The sunlight is used to produce electricity, in heating different things, and in many other ways. The conversion of solar energy into electricity is known as solar power and can be used in households as well as industrial use.
Different ways to use solar energy
The solar energy can be used in attaining different purposes mentioned below:
- To produce electricity: With the help of solar plates or solar panel kit we can convert the solar energy into solar power. The photovoltaic cells used on the solar plates are used for the conversion. They are made of the silicon and when they receive sunlight in the day time they start converting it into electricity and the electricity is used in our domestic or industrial used.
- In solar heaters: we can produce heat with the help of sunrays. Though they can produce heat by themselves, but the amount of the heat produced is not in that much quantity that can be used in heating. So to produce more heat from the sunlight, the sun rays are reflected with the help of mirrors and we are able to produce more heat and can use in different ways such as heating water, heating room in winter, etc.
- In solar cookers: solar cookers use solar energy to cook food. The sunlight is reflected by the mirror and focused on the black color cooking box to increase its temperature to cook the food placed inside it. The box is painted with black color to absorb more radiations and get more heated than any other color panel.