The use solar energy dates back since the human existence on earth. Recent years we have understood the importance of solar energy in our life. The uses of solar energy has increased because of its sustainability, less maintenance and cost effective in long run.

Residential Purpose

You need not be an environmentalist to understand the uses of solar energy. Use of Solar power for homes has number of advantages. The use of solar power appliances is one of the best ideas to cut the expenditure on energy. The solar energy is also used in residential homes for heating the water with the help of solar heater. The photovoltaic cell is been installed on the roof of the residents to collect the solar energy and is used to warm the water. Solar energy can also be used in producing the electricity. Batteries will store energy captured in day time and supply power in night.

Commercial and industrial purpose

Solar energy is frequently used to power the radio and TV station as it is reliable, renewable, affordable, and need less maintenance. Solar energy is also used to supply power to lighthouse and warning light for aircraft. It is also used in office, warehouse and industry for power supply generated through solar energy. The solar energy is also used in major industries for providing power for manufacturing process.

Remote application

Remote building like school, community hall and clinic also use the solar energy. Specialized water pump is used which run on solar energy to pump water in remote area for portable water supply. Large scale desalination plant also use power generated from solar energy instead of electricity.


Transportation

Solar energy is also used for public transportation such as trolleys, buses and light-rails. There are also plan to use solar energy for bus shelter lighting.

Solar pool heating

The most popular domestic use of solar energy is the solar pool heating, this allows swimming even during cold seasons. The cost of electricity that used to heat up water in a pool is huge compared to solar heating system installation and maintenance charges.