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Summer Sun is the Best Renewable Energy Solution

The summer months provide a great use case for renewable solar energy solutions. Solar energy use has surged at about 20 percent each year over the past 15 years thanks to rapidly falling prices and gains in efficiency. Japan, Germany, and the U.S. are major markets for solar.

With tax incentives, solar electricity can pay for itself in 5-10 years.
Solar energy capture is broken down into four types:
Daylighting: daylight and sunlight used to provide illumination within a building, especially to supplement or replace electric lighting.Active: photovoltaics or PV (solar panels) used to directly convert sunlight to electricity.Passive: large windows placed on the south side of a building to allow sunlight to heat materials on the floor and walls.Thermal: collectors on a roof heat liquid in tubes that supply hot water.DaylightingLighting is the largest energy load in commercial buildings today, with electric demands that occur predominantly during the day when daylight is available. Because…