A Quick Guide to Solar Power

Submitted by Sunrise Solar on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 9:00am
Solar power panels

Solar energy can help each and every one of us reduce our carbon footprint and save money on energy costs. But if you don’t quite understand how solar power works then this information is meant for you. 

How Solar Panels Work

The most common type of solar panel is the photovoltaic (PV) panel. These panels absorb light particles from the sun, which then flow through the semiconductive materials in the panels themselves. This creates an electrical current. 

Solar power systems also include an inverter though. This piece of equipment turns the direct current (or DC) produced from your panels and turns them into an alternating current (or AC) which can flow to each one of your electrical outlets. 

Solar Energy Can Save Money and Help the Environment

Today’s solar panels are able to collect more of the sun’s particles than earlier panel models. Modern battery storage cells are also able to hold even more solar energy for longer than earlier models. 

The technology used to generate solar power has come a long way. Due to these advancements, more businesses and homeowners are able to financially afford to switch to solar power in order to help the environment and save money. 

If you are considering a switch to solar power, contact Sunrise Solar today. We can help you design the perfect solar power system for your home, farm, or business throughout Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. 

 

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