When you are getting started with solar energy, there are many important questions to ask yourself and several terms to become familiar with.
Solar Energy 101
Solar panels are a complicated piece of technology. Panels are able to capture photons from the sun’s rays with silicon cells. When photons hit a solar cell (which comprise a panel) the electrons are knocked loose from the atoms.
Conductors are attached to the positive and negative sides of solar cells to form an electrical circuit. And when electrons flow through the circuit, it generates electricity.
Solar Power Systems
Solar panels, coupled with a storage unit and mounting hardware, generally form the entire installation. Based on the size of your property or general energy needs, you may have an entire “farm” of solar panels or simply have a few attached to the roof of your home.
Whichever route you go, it’s important to find a reputable solar company to perform an audit of your needs and install the system right.
At Sunrise Solar, we take time to make sure our customers are included in every step of the process. We will start with a consultation to determine your energy goals and then design a system for you.
Then we will take the lead on working through any regulatory issues, file the necessary paperwork, correctly install the system, and guide you through any tax implications.
Contact us today to learn more about solar power and how we can help you meet your solar goals.