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Renewable Energy - Part 6 - Solar panels

The sun is an immense source of energy, radiating more energy onto the surface of the earth every hour, than man uses in a whole year. Solar photovoltaic cells convert energy from the sun into electricity. Cells can be combined together to produce enough electricity to meet virtually any demand. Solar panels should ideally be installed on a south facing roof, or as close to south as possible...

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Renewable Energy - Part 2 - Solar water heating

Water is circulated to a panel on the roof, where it is heated. The heated water is then circulated through a calorifier in the water tank serving the home. The solar panels are of three main types for solar water heating in the U.K..

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