Solar power can be used to keep a house cool by helping to cool your home’s interior, a new study suggests.
The study looked at how solar power is used in homes and found that the panels can be effective at cooling the interior of homes by absorbing energy from the sun.
“Solar energy can be useful for reducing energy bills and helping to reduce CO2 emissions in our home,” lead author Jason Wylie from the US Geological Survey’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, said in a press release.
“If you use solar energy to cool the interior, then the heat will be captured by the air, which will cool the house.”
The study involved examining the effects of solar energy on energy use, air quality and heating and cooling efficiency.
“In the study, the researchers used solar panels mounted on a wall and tested the solar energy effect on indoor air quality,” the press release explained.
“The results show that the solar panels can reduce indoor air pollution significantly.”
The researchers measured the temperature of indoor air by measuring the temperature in each room of the house.
They found that solar energy reduces indoor air temperature by between 0.3 and 0.5 degrees Celsius per hour, depending on the amount of solar panels installed.
“This is a significant improvement on existing technology that only affects air temperature,” Wyli said.
The researchers also looked at the effect of air conditioning on indoor temperature.
The research showed that when solar panels are installed in the same room as a room with a cold air conditioning unit, the solar power generated in that room can reduce the air quality in the room.
“We found that when the same amount of electricity is used as a warm air conditioner in that same room, the air becomes cooler and the air is less humid, so we found that this kind of cooling effect is very effective,” Wymie said.
“So, even though we’re not seeing the actual cooling effect, it’s pretty cool to have solar panels in the house that cool the air in that space.”
In addition to reducing the air pollution, solar energy can also help to prevent the formation of ozone.
Ozone is a pollutant that can cause respiratory illnesses and other respiratory issues.
“Ozone formation and health effects are a major contributor to the global ozone problem, as well as climate change,” the study said.