Solar panels, we know all the hype it got. But what we don’t know is how they seem to fail to achieve the desired goals if not suitable for the design of your offices and residence. Yes, that’s right, being a designer and architect, you might know that your design has a great impact on the energy requirement and thus either maximizing the cost and amount of solar panels or leading them to a failure.
Solar panel sector grows over the past few years. The industry needs better power storage, grid infrastructure and a lot of support to meet their growth prediction. Let’s say that not less than sixty years ago the price of solar panels was astronomical. We even haven’t heard of their use in Pakistan. With a cost of $1,910 (£1,350) per watt in today’s money international market, they are much preferred by people over other alternatives. But, all the money and the efforts can lead to a failure.
You may want to ask, what’s holding solar back?
Well, there is nothing wrong with the technology. It is a great alternative solution for your homes and offices, but sometimes the defect is somewhere else. It can you architects fault for one. Yes, that’s right. An architect is a person who needs to see that if you want a house with the solar technology installed, then it should be designed accordingly.
It’s paramount that the layout and orientation of the house and windows are designed according to solar requirements. Solar panels are usually obtained in a number according to the estimated amount of your energy demand. However, if the design is not suitable, these power requirements may rise and thus leads to the failure of your solar panels since they won’t be able to meet the demand leading you to use an alternative.
Well, readers, we have to say that despite the sun flooding the very earth with sufficient light and energy every hour which can help us fulfill our energy needs for a year, we all have to realize that the solar power will not elucidate our clean energy challenge on its own.
Therefore, if you need a proper house with solar power as an alternative solution to the energy problem particularly when there is an energy crisis going on, you need your homes to fulfill certain requirements. These elements may include designing you house layout keeping the solar pattern and site orientation in mind. Your designers and architects can help you decide a lot.
It’s your designer’s job to let you know what the possibilities that may come while you are in the design stage of your house are and also what alternative solutions can you use. Your home windows, their placement, their size are some important factors that can help you decide if you should use solar options. A real passive solution house focuses on all the things, and then you can use natural solutions like solar power to generate the required energy. Solar panels are a great alternative for your energy needs if your design is compatible with it.