The sun is indispensable. After all, without the existence of the sun, we could not live on the earth. The sun provides the earth with heat and light and emits radiation. This radiation not only feels pleasant but also has different goals. The skin produces vitamin D, photosynthesis – and therefore oxygen – and a lot of energy can be generated with it. The sun has negative effects on skin tags. The weather and climate will affect life on earth and the sun (with water), the largest source of all life on earth.
Sun, health, and life
The sun’s rays are full of energy. That is why we can get a nice tan and we have to protect ourselves against too much sun exposure. The same solar radiation also ensures that plants can grow on the earth. Plants use the energy of the sun to grow. Through the photosynthesis process, plants use solar energy to convert water and carbon dioxide (CO2) into sugars and oxygen. Animals and humans need oxygen and sugars to exist. Not only plants use sunlight, but human skin also uses the sun’s rays to produce vitamin D. Vitamin D is very important for human health. For example, it contributes to strong bones and teeth, is good for the muscles and has a positive effect on the immune system. In addition, it makes us – not unimportant – happier.
Generate electricity with the sun
We can also actively use the sun’s radiation by converting this radiation into electricity. This is possible with the help of solar panels. This electricity can be used to provide electricity for the house. Generating solar energy can save households a lot of money. After all, households can (for a large part) provide their own electricity with solar panels. At times when the sun is shining, but no electricity is being used, the electricity can be supplied to the electricity grid. That is then settled with your own power consumption. If you deliver more than you use, you will receive a reimbursement for this. This way you save money with all the electricity that you generate yourself. With the help of an energy comparator, you can see if investing in solar panels is interesting for you. Here you can indicate how much you generate and need for yourself. Based on this you will see a monthly amount that you have to pay to the supplier.
Heat your house with the sun
In addition to energy in the form of electricity, the sun also provides energy in the form of heat. You can use this heat to heat a house, for example, by placing large windows, a lot of sunlight enters and the house is heated naturally. This is called passive solar energy. To make even better use of this natural heat you can insulate your house. Insulation, such as floor insulation, cavity wall insulation and roof insulation, ensures that the heat stays in the house longer (and penetrates less quickly from outside in the summer). This allows you to reduce your energy consumption with natural sunlight. After all, you do not need to heat your house or use less gas. Saving on gas is of course interesting for your portfolio. You can use an energy comparator to see how much benefit insulating your house can bring you. Insulation is not only good for yourself, but also for nature. By using less gas, you ensure that you emit less CO2 and that is better for the environment. And the sun helps a little with that.