Natural and propane gas prices have double and tripled over the last year.Electricity rates are already on its peak & expected to raise more.You may not be able to beat the high prices of gasoline. But you can sure out-wit the gas and electrical companies.Solar radiation is a free, clean and inexhaustible source of energy. In a splitsecond the sun radiates more energy than was converted and stored by plants infossil fuel over millions of years.Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun, particularly electromagneticenergy. Basically it means how much sun-light shining down on us. The initialcost of installing solar panels or other sources of solar energy is high, and that isnot easy for most people to get around. No matter how much some people would like to get involved in the movementto independent energy, it is cost prohibitive. To achieve the highest level of efficiency, which is the entire point of going solar in the first place, you needthe proper amount of secure space to support the panels. Not only how muchspace is available, but also the location is also relevant to whether or not youcan maintain solar energy.Some locations simply do not receive enough sunlight to produce substantialenergy. Applications other than electricity production such as solar water heaters and solar cookers also have vast applications. Solar energy can beharnessed to provide irrigation by using solar water pumping station. All thiswill help in both reducing the import of fossil fuels and dependency of peopleon fuel woodAs of 2007, the total installed capacity of solar hot water systems isapproximately 154 GW
China is the world leader in their deployment with 70 GW installed as of 2006and a long term goal of 210 GW by 2020.
Israel and Cyprus are the per capita leaders in the use of solar hot water systemswith over 90% of homes using them.
In the United States, Canada and Australiaheating swimming pools is the dominant application of solar hot water with aninstalled capacity of 18 GW as of 2005. (Wikipedia)