Many people are apprehensive about the concept of being able to tap the sun’s energy source and create energy that could power their business, home or vehicle is an enigma. In fact, unlocking the power of sun with just a few easy steps will not just help you save thousands on your utility bills, but aid in creating a more sustainable planet by reducing the carbon footprint of our lives. Here’s how solar panels generate energy:
Solar Panel Technology
Solar panels are used to convert sunlight into energy that your home will use to reduce your electric bill. Panels are available in a range of shapes and sizes and utilize a variety of solar cell technologies. The most effective panels are more efficient by maximising every ounce of solar energy that is available all day long. The most efficient solar power available will generate 70 percent more energy than lower solar panels over the span over a period of twenty-five years*. Research has shown the solid copper base gives strength to panels and that ultra pure silicon ensures maximum conversion of solar energy. In actual fact the world’s highest efficiency of 24.2 percent delivers 44 percent more power per square foot of solar panels which means that they generate significantly more solar energy than panels made of other materials. It is also essential to ensure that the panels you choose are designed and tested to withstand the harshest of conditions in the world such as temperature fluctuations and pounding wind, humidity, hail and more. If the design or the quality of your solar panel is poor it’s possible that you’ll generate much lower solar output. A certified system has been proven to produce solar energy for over 40 years.
Installing Solar Panels
When you have selected the top-quality solar panel technology, the location for the panels will be crucial to the generation of solar energy. The most well-known spots for installing panels can be on top of the roofing of the house or business, or in areas in soil, and in a solar canopy. The solar company you choose to work with will input your home’s measurements into an Computer Assisted Design (CAD) program that will assist in assembling the required permit application packet. After the solar company has identified which area produces the highest amount of solar power and the number of panels that will be put in place typically, a solar system installation will take only two or three days.
Monitoring The System
When your system is up and running and you’re able to start producing solar power that could be used to power your lighting machines, computers, and other electrical devices in your business or home. The utility meter monitors the amount of energy you use and calculates in both directions. You’ll receive credits for solar energy produced, but not utilized because it’s transferred back to the grid of utilities. The utility grid will still provide the electricity you need at late at night, when you’re creating enough solar energy however any credits earned during the day will cover the cost of. Be aware that the amount of solar energy that you’re producing could fluctuate throughout the year depending the location you reside in and how much sun your panels receive every day. To determine the amount of solar energy your panels produce, you can utilize your online monitoring tool to track the production. If you observe a major deviation, inform your solar company so that they can ensure that everything is functioning properly.