Going Green with the Application of Renewable Energy in Building Construction
In my last post, I wrote on practical application of urban vegetation which is the first adopted technique towards mitigating energy consumption, you can read about it here, however, green architecture as asserted in the last post may involve a technique or combination of techniques such as the application of urban vegetation as written in my last post, also, the application of renewable energy in building construction among others.
Today, our focus is to discuss the application of renewable energy in building construction as a means towards mitigating energy construction.
Clean and renewable energy have become the fastest growing energy today, especially in Africa where there is instability of electric power couples with the growing industrialisation, no doubt clean and renewable energy will certainly be a key to economic driver in the nearest future.
One of the natural and essential resources that we have in abundance is sun, its ray of light heat our bodies without any form of permission, therefore, there must be a thing or many we can do with it, solar power technology has the ability to harness this form of clean, free and abundant form of energy through the use of photovoltaic cells.
Solar power has established itself as a green solution when it comes to both home and industrial use, it is being used to run air conditioners (AC) and other electrical appliances in both homes and offices.
It was first discovered in 1839, more than 2,700 years ago by Alexandre Edmond Becquererl, when he made an attempt to generate electric current via a conductor that was hit by ray of light (sun). Thus, it was later modernized into silicon photovoltaic cells which was completed at Bell Laboratories in 1954. However a series of transformation including efficiency has taken place and the cost of installation has also decreased drastically.
One of the causes of global warming as previously discussed in my last post is the combustion of carbon and greenhouse gases due to the burning of fossil fuel, however, use of solar power has become a green solution which has drastically reduced the amount of toxic pollution that has direct effect on the adults, children and both plants and animal.
The building where the solar panel power was set up in the above picture was built within vegetation region, thereby enjoy the combination of both urban vegetation and renewable energy. It was such a cool and non toxic environment with solar power as alternative to source of electricity.
It was a nice experience to go out with GAINPOWER TECHNOLOGIES to setup renewable energy for both homes and industries and I'm sure you will all like to use solar power due to its noiseless nature since it has no engine or require one to generate the required power needed to carry out the activities in the homes and industries.
During the on site installation of solar power, one could experience varies capacity to the power of solar panel being set up across homes and industries as shown in the images above, the inverter and the number of solar panels to be considered depends on the size of households equipment to be powered couples with the power duration requirement.
Note: All the images shown above belongs to me @noble-noah, it was carefully captured during the on site installation of renewable energy (solar power), in collaboration with GAINPOWER TECHNOLOGIES Nigeria.
Have you used solar power in your home before, what was your experience all about?
Personally, I felt going green with renewable energy such as solar power adds additional value to buildings either being used for residential or industrial purpose and perhaps I may be wrong.
I will like to read your beautiful thought about going green with solar power.
Thanks for your interaction always, I appreciate!