One of the major benefits of solar energy in Africa is that it is a highly sustainable substitute to fossil fuels that will not only save the environment but develops energy at a very low rate. Though there are plenty of reasons that insist on the use of solar energy sustainability always would be the first. Solar energy has now become a progressively cost-effective substitute for fossil fuels in Africa.
Before understanding how solar energy can help you to lead a better and successful life, let’s first understand what actually solar energy is.
What is Solar Energy?
Solar Energy is a natural energy which is developed by the light rays of the sun and its warmth- photovoltaic and solar thermal. This solar energy is used to develop heat and electricity. Renewable and inexhaustible, as it comes from the heat and warmth of the sun, this naturally derived energy is harnessed with the used of mirrors and magnetic panels.
Photovoltaic solar cells alter sun rays and warmth into energy in the form of electricity and light with the help of the “photovoltaic effect”. In this reaction, certain material absorbs photons from sunlight (light particles) and release electrons, develop an electric current.