It might already be a well-known fact but perhaps it is still necessary to talk about it: global energy reserves are limited. Coal mining can no longer be justified on ecological grounds; nuclear power seems like a “clean” alternative, but only on first sight. It remains an unsolved problem how the waste products of nuclear power generation can be stored in a way that does not endanger humans and their environment. This is why scientific research has been done for many years, looking for methods of alternative power generation. The sun, the wind and the water will be our main future energy sources. It will be the weather in all its manifestations that will help us to generate power from sources that are unlikely to run dry and in a way that will not harm our planet.
Did you know, for instance, that the amount of energy that reaches the earth in form of solar radiation every year is 10,000 times higher than the global annual energy demand? What an unbelievable resource and what a waste to leave this resource unused!
Should you plan to install a photovoltaic system – an installation that collects solar radiation and turns it into usable energy – on the roof of your home, you maybe will be financially supported by your government. In a few countries you will receive a government grant in the process of the installation and you will also receive a feed-in tariff. This is because your new photovoltaic system is likely to produce more energy than your household needs. The excess energy will be fed into the public power network where everyone can profit from it. You will earn a certain amount per kWh that you feed in. This means that by using solar energy, you do not only protect your environment and the planet’s resources, you also save money.
Lufft measuring instruments support your decision for eco-friendly power generation. They enable you to find out in advance if the place and position that you have planned for your photovoltaic system is suitable and they help estimating the prospective energy yield. With Lufft pyranometers you will measure precisely and reliably the solar radiation intensity. A Lufft compact weather station will furthermore enable you to make your own weather forecast and – in case of thunderstorms or hail impacts – to protect your photovoltaic system by covering it up with panels. Lufft works hand in hand with you for climate and environmental protection and helps you to contribute to a more eco-friendly energy generation in the future.