The main purpose for writing this memo is to propose the use of solar panels as an alternative source of energy in San Jose State. In an effort to cut down energy cost in San Jose State, residents are encouraged to use solar panels to provide energy. A problem-method-solution format is used in organizing the message from this memo. The use of solar panel in the area will ensure residents make use of available resources at lower costs, and contribute in minimizing greenhouse gas emission thus reducing global warming. Photovoltaic-solar panels are capable of supplying energy for both domestic and commercial use at low maintenance and running costs.
The recommended approach towards the use of solar panel will deal with the following. Solar system components and applications, financial costs and benefits, pros and cons of using solar panels, the future of solar power, trends driving people into solar adoption, and careers in the solar industry. Solar is a renewable source of energy that is captured through the use of photovoltaic cells found in a solar panel. The use of power non-renewable power sources has depleted people off their money due to the high cost of electricity bills (Gevorkian, 2009). Many countries have used solar energy since the year 2011 whereby a total of $128 billion has been invested in solar. Solar systems components and their installations cost about $ 23,850 for domestic use. Families using solar energy are capable of saving $220 per month while commercial industries save up to $1500 per month. Although the initial installation of solar panel is high, its operational cost is extremely low compared to other sources of energy. People are encouraged to install solar panels in their homes, since they are easier to install. One only requires purchasing a solar panel, a storage DC battery, and an inverter (SolarInc, n.d).
The city of San Jose State has developed a training program for engineers to encourage people on the need for adopting solar power. The main goal for this project is to introduce people to a cheaper source of energy that occurs naturally and has no effects on global warming. Although, some people might hesitate due to poor understanding of technology, lack of trust and information about solar panels. In addition, some solar panel manufacturing companies closed down making people lose hope on using these products. Solar energy has a brilliant future since the increasing global warming is likely to cut down usage of fuel and non-renewable energy sources. Moreover, the solar energy offers an outstanding career to fresh graduates since most companies are adopting the use solar energy (SolarInc, n.d).
I would certainly recommend the dwellers of the City of San Jose to adopt solar energy since it gives them an opportunity to save. On the other hand, solar panels have efficient use and more environmentally friendly. I look forward for these changes to happen soon.
Gevorkian, p., (2010). Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design. The McGraw-Hill
SolarInc. (n.d). PhotoVoltaic Solar: A Short Course for San Jose State Environmental Engineers.