SOLAR ENERGY AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN MURCIA By Isaac David Benhaimoud
WHAT´S SOLAR ENERGY?It´s the energy produced by the sun andcan be freely exploited by mankind as it isclean and renewable.
FORMS OF USEThere are two ways to use solar energy, photovoltaic and thermal.• Among its advantages: -It’s inexhaustible. -It doesn’t pollute. -It requires little maintenance. -It’s got a long life (over 30 years). -It withstands extreme weather conditions. -Its installation is simple.• Among the disadvantages: -It’s got a high installation cost.
PHOTOVOLTAICIt consists of obtaining electricity from solarradiation by photovoltaic cells. The generatorcaptures sunlight and converts it intoelectrical energy, which can be consumed orassign it to the grid.
THERMALPhoto-thermal systems convert solarradiation into heat and transfer it to aworking fluid. The heat is then used toheat buildings, water, power turbines ...
SOLAR ENERGY IN SPAINSpain is one of the leading world powers ofsolar energy, along with the U.S., Israel andAustralia. Currently solar PV represents1.9% of the energy consumed in Spain.
SOLAR ENERGY IN MURCIAMurcia autonomous community is the fifththat produces most solar energy, afterCastilla-La Mancha, Andalusia,Extremadura and Castilla y León.It also has some of the largest solar plantsin Spain as Hoya Solar Park LosVincentes (Jumilla), The photovoltaic plantof Calasparra, Solar Power Plant SolarPlant Alamo or Lorca.