Frequently Asked Questions,
HOW SOLAR WORKS
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are made up of many solar cells. Solar cells are made of silicon, like semiconductors. They are constructed with a positive layer and a negative layer, which together create an electric field, just like in a battery. When photons hit a solar cell, they knock electrons loose from their atoms. If conductors are attached to the positive and negative sides of a cell, . . .
OWNING VS. LEASING
Loaning is usually wiser than leasing. Most homeowners finance their solar panels through a home equity loan or a second mortgage. Many solar installers offer long-term financing at very affordable rates. If you were financing through a loan that is equivalent to a typical solar lease, you would be paying somewhere between 8-20% in interests . . .
WHAT IS SOLAR ENERGY
Solar radiation energy, sunlight, or insolation, are all words used to describe the total spectrum of electromagnet energy that is emitted by the sun. A small fraction of this energy hits the Earth. The sunlight that hits the earth’s surface does not only include visible light, but also infrared and ultraviolet light. It takes about 8 minutes for sunlight travel from the sun to earth. . .
CLEANING SOLAR PANELS
Google conducted a groundbreaking experiment at their 1.6 MW solar farm in Mountain View, California. They found that cleaning the solar was “the number one way to maximize the energy they produce.” Cleaning solar panels that had been in operation for 15 months doubled their output of electricity. . .
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