NASA is Developing Moon Solar – At Home, You Already Have Access to Sun Solar Energy
At home, you can use sun solar energy to power your outlets and appliances. On the moon, it’s not quite as easy. With dark craters and valleys, utilizing solar on the moon is quite challenging. NASA is looking to change this with a new method of reflecting the sun’s light onto solar panels in dark areas.
As you prepare for your Long Island solar installation, catch up on the latest news about how solar will be used off-planet to power future research and potential colonies.
Sun Solar Energy Will Power Our Long-Term Presence on the Moon
Even if we’re not quite ready for full-scale colonization, the moon will play an important role in the future of humanity. Rich in resources like iron, aluminum, titanium, and even water and oxygen, the moon will likely be exploited in the next 50 years for its resource potential. Colonization on a small scale is likely, and NASA is already planning to return to the moon by 2024.
To support future research and potential habitation, scientists will need to develop a method to power habitable structures on the moon. While you might think that solar energy would be abundant on the moon, there are large, shaded areas where it will be difficult or impossible to generate electricity with solar panels.
NASA plans to overcome this with a simple yet ingenious concept, which has been named Light Bender. The system will use raised and robotically controlled reflective panels to bounce sunlight to solar panels deployed around the darker areas of the moon. This method is expected to be more efficient than developing infrastructure to distribute electricity as we do on Earth.
Large reflectors will be able to direct light to variable positions, allowing solar panels to be operated on mobile rovers, robots, scientific instruments, habitats, and communications systems.
Scientists have strong evidence to suggest that the dark areas of the moon hold reservoirs of frozen water, metals, gases, and other valuable materials.
It’s an exciting time for anyone interested in science and life beyond our planet. While it’s likely to cost billions to develop solar systems on the moon, you can already utilize sun solar energy to enjoy affordable electricity at home, at a fraction of the cost.
Getting Solar Power on Long Island
Down here on Earth, we have regular sunlight in predictable cycles. If the sun hits your rooftop, then your home can probably benefit from solar power on Long Island. At a fraction of the cost of developing solar on the moon, you can get a Long Island solar installation and enjoy some significant benefits…
- Solar power at home will save you money by reducing the amount of electricity that you need to buy from the grid.
- Solar is a clean and renewable resource, with zero carbon emissions. Solar panels are efficient and can produce 100x more energy than is used to make them.
- You’ll enjoy a long return on investment because solar panels typically last for 25 to 30 years. You’ll get a 25-year warranty when you get your Long Island solar installation.
And, critically, solar power for your home is surprisingly affordable today. Panels have reduced in cost over the years, relative to their output. There is a range of solar tax incentives and credits that will significantly reduce the cost of your installation. You can also get solar with no money down and an interest-free period.
Long Island Power Solutions is Ready to Install Solar on Your Rooftop
Solar panels for your home can provide years of value with efficient, reliable, and affordable energy. Get your free Long Island solar estimate and a cost/benefit analysis to put the investment into perspective.
Long Island Power Solutions has installed more than 5,000 reliable solar systems so far, and our team is ready to help you harvest and utilize sun solar energy.