Health Risks Of Using Solar Energy Panels

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Published: 28th January 2009
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Scientists are working to revolutionize the way we live by finding ways to use solar energy. Most people are aware of the positives of solar energy, but are not aware that there are negatives also.

Solar energy has the ability to give us cheaper if not free electricity to our homes through the use of solar panels. However, there are some people who believe there are many negatives to solar power.

Many people believe that thermal solar energy has many health risks when it is used to heat water and the air in their homes. This can happen when it has not been set up properly or the manufacturer made errors when producing it.

Majority of solar water heaters were built to do three things. Give people hot water, obtain sunlight and convert it into heat energy, and to circulate the fluids that can transport heat energy to the storage system as well as store hot water till someone needs it.

If it is unable to store the water properly it can cause fungus and molds to grow making anyone who drinks or uses the water sick. To make sure that this does not happen you can make sure that the units used to store the water have been built from materials that are made to prevent this.

PV solar energy also as health risks that you need to be careful of. PV (photo-voltaic) panels require millions of silicon dioxide in order to be used. That number is lowered when they are exposed to heat.

The materials that are released during the refining process will increase the rate of toxicity and can affect your health. This is one of the more serious negatives of solar energy that is responsible for eleven to twenty one deaths per each quadrillion joules of energy that are being created.

Study up on the different types of solar panels and the negatives of solar energy as well as the positives. You might find that they are worth it in the end.

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