Generate Your Own Energy from the Sun
A Solar panel consists of a thin silicon film containing photovoltaic (PV) solar cells. These cells convert sunlight directly into electricity without the need for water or steam turbines. (Photo means “light” and voltaic means “electricity”)
Sunlight absorbed by the solar panel causes electrons in the silicon used to move around. When the electrons move, they flow through wires in the solar panels and generate electricity.
The solar panels produce direct current (DC) electricity that flows through an inverter which then converts it to alternating current (AC) electricity which is used in your home. Conversion is commonly done in one of two ways. The first is by using a centralized, high-capacity inverter while the second is via installing lower-capacity “string” inverters that are attached as separate units to rows of solar arrays (solar panels connected together).
Solar panels are typically mounted by fastening the panels to a fixed structure, such as your roof. They are usually mounted at an incline facing the Equator or can be mechanically tilted in order to maximize seasonal sunlight. Another option is to mount the panels to automatic sunlight-tracking systems maximizing output. Many factors play into mounting solar modules including costs, climate, geography and even topography.
Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant energy source available. Switching to solar energy will help you make a positive impact on the environment and save you thousands of dollars in energy costs. Not only can you save thousands on utility bills, there are other advantages to switching to solar energy.
- Stop Losing Money with Utility Companies
- Become your own electricity provider
- Help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint
- Lock in your energy costs
- Avoid Rate Hikes
- Save on your electricity bills due to the cost increases from Utility Companies.
Do you know that the government offers a tax credit equal to 30% of the cost of your solar system which includes installation and many states offer generous incentives which make switching to solar power more attractive to consumers!
The cost of installing solar panels has become much more affordable as technology has advanced. And, with the government incentives, Upon Approval, Energy Savings, State Incentives and Federal Tax Credits Can Cover Up to 100% of the Solar System Cost.