One of the biggest concerns many homeowners have before installing solar panels is whether they will provide a truly reliable form of energy. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about your power going out just because a cloud passed by. Here’s a closer look at the amazing reliability of solar.
Consistent Power Generation
While a bright, sunny day will increase the amount of power your solar panels generate, they don’t need constant sunlight to generate electricity. Solar panels actually generate power from ultraviolet rays. Even on a cool, cloudy day, ultraviolet rays from the sun still get to the earth’s surface. In addition, on sunny days, solar panels will often produce more energy than your home needs. This excess energy can be stored in specialty batteries. At night, your home can then draw on this stored electricity, rather than using power from the grid.
Solar panels are also quite durable, with minimal maintenance required. They are designed to withstand wind, rain, and other environmental hazards. Most solar panels are backed by 25 to 30 year warranties, and are expected to provide quality power generation during that timeframe. Other than occasionally spraying off the surface with a hose to keep them clean, they do not require any maintenance.
Solar panels provide a reliable source of energy that your family can count on. Sunrise Solar will help you determine the best location for installing solar panels on your property so you can maximize their energy-producing potential. Contact us today to learn more about our available solar configurations.