Friday, 11 October 2013

The Success of Solar Energy

The Swedish furniture firm Ikea have recently announced that they will be introducing solar panel
packages for the commercial market with solar cables being utilised with them also. This indicates that the solar energy business is becoming a more viable option for those looking for renewable energy.

Previously, you would have had to go through an industry specialist to achieve solar panelling for your household. Now though, it appears as if solar energy is becoming what is considered the norm. What used to be an odd commodity is now found on many house roofs. How has this once elite way of producing energy achieved such recent success?

Due to energy usage needing to be more conservational, there’s been a growing demand to utilise more natural resources. The sun is a potentially unlimited source of energy and because of this, the solar cable has been a great innovation over the last 10 years.

The process is known as photovoltaic, the method named for harnessing solar radiation and turning it into an energy source. Studies show that as of 2012, 100 GW was managed in the industry thanks to its being implemented in over 100 countries worldwide. This is a massive increase from the 5.4 GWp posted in 2005 and it just goes to show that solar energy has come a long way.

When compared to the manpower, cost and research needed for fossil and nuclear fuel energy sources, solar stands out as being much more effective. The common belief is that once solar energy eventually becomes our primary energy source, the non-polluting elements of the method will be a great benefit for Earth and its atmosphere.


One of the main factors to ensure successful solar harnessing is to have the correct solar cables. Typically, they are formed of rubber and although robust, lend themselves to degradation after severe weather exposure. Because of this, the outside layer needs to be of the highest quality to protect against all ranges of temperatures and climates. National certification for use is always advised so that the most economically and practically viable solar cable is found.

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