Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar thermal energy.
Sunlight is a renewable energy source. Solar panels convert sunlight into usable energy. Solar thermal panels use sunlight to heat water for washing and heating, while solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert sunlight into electricity.Britain's climate is unsuited to large-scale solar electricity generation. So in Britain solar technology is typically used by individual businesses, homes and even devices such as road signs to generate energy for their immediate needs. In countries that experience a lot of intense sunlight, PV panels are becoming a cost-effective way to generate electricity. In the UK, however, solar PV is still an expensive way to generate electricity.Solar panels are most effective in direct, intense sunlight, so the UK's latitude and cloud cover reduce their effectiveness. Additionally, the UK's peak electricity demand periods tend to fall in the early evening and in winter, but the electrical output from solar PV systems tends to peak around midday and in the summer.The carbon footprint of solar PV is small and shrinking, as the materials used in PV panels are increasingly being recycled.However, despite various Government tariffs and incentives, solar power currently makes only a modest contribution to the UK's energy mix and is expected to contribute less than one percent to the UK generation mix by 2030.
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Bangladesh has a population of 160 million with around 75% of the population living in rural areas. The main energy sources in Bangladesh are biomass and natural gas. Biomass energy is traditionally used for domestic cooking and small cottage industries. Bangladesh is endowed with vast renewable energy resources in particular solar energy and wind power. Harnessing these resources appears to be a promising solution for improving the quality of life of rural residents since accessibility to conventional electricity appears to be a far fetched dream for residents of many areas within Bangladesh. INDUSTRIAL OVERVIEW: Bangladesh receives an average daily solar radiation of 4 – 6 Kwh/m2. Despite large potential, utilization of solar energy has been limited to traditional uses such as crop and fish drying in open sun. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) are gaining acceptance for providing electricity to households and small business.Since, 1998 penetration of SHS’s increased rapidly, mainly due to the efforts of some NGO’s which sells PV Systems on credit to rural households. PV Modules are generally imported while most batteries and accessories are manufactured here in Bangladesh.According to a World Bank funded market survey there is an existing demand of 0.5 million SHS on a fee-for-service basis in the off-grid areas of Bangladesh. This is based on the current expenditure levels on fuel for lighting and battery charging being substituted by SHS. At present the national grid is serving only 55% of the nearly 10,000 rural markets and commercial centres in the country, which are excellent market for even centralized PV plants. This statement is true, and to develop the livelihood of the people of Bangladesh, renewable energy is playing and will play an important role.