THE BASICS OF RESIDENTIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
Solar panels are sometimes called solar modules and are usually installed on the roof of your home. Solar panels/modules consist of photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells convert the energy from sunlight into direct current (DC) power.
The DC power from the solar panels is sent to an inverter, where it is converted into alternating current (AC) power, the standard electrical current used throughout your home.
The electrical panel is often called a breaker box. The AC power flows from the inverter to the electrical panel. Now you can use this power in your home. The utility meter is constantly measuring your home’s electrical supply. When your solar power system produces more power than your home needs, the meter actually spins backward and you build credits with the utility company that will reduce your next bill. Your home is still connected to the utility grid so that you are still supplied with electricity when you need more power than your solar power system has produced, such as at night or on a cloudy day.
Premier Solar Solutions offers a variety of monitoring packages to continuously monitor solar energy production and to ensure that your solar system is running as it should be. Premier Solar Solutions will alert you and assist in correcting the situation if production levels drop below normal – when you have a clear picture of your solar energy needs, you can better manage your energy consumption and save on your utility bills.
SOLAR ENERGY FOR YOUR HOME IS JUST PLAIN SMART
When you make the change to solar you are not just saving money, you are also saving some of our most precious resources and taking steps to become more energy self-sufficient and less dependent on foreign oil.
By using solar power in your home you can protect yourself from the unpredictability of future spikes in electric prices. Having solar with Premier Solar Solutions is like having an insurance policy against ever changing utility costs.
Solar energy is smart in creating more predictable future energy costs and it is also smart in terms of the future, period. Generating clean, renewable energy means less coal being burned and less smog and greenhouse gasses being released into the environment.
Solar power is there, ready and waiting to be used every day. When our children look back on the world we have left them, it’s important that they will get the same chances to enjoy the good life that we’ve all had. To make sure that happens, we believe it’s our duty to constantly look for new ways to live smarter with the resources we have.
Using solar reduces your carbon footprint. It is equivalent to cars being taken off the road, new trees being planted, and less coal being burned. It also equals a decrease in smog, acid rain, and greenhouse gasses. Using solar to power homes is one of the most impactful things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint, increase our energy self-sufficiency, and help ourselves as we face the future.
Best of all, you can switch to a solar lifestyle today and do all this good without having it cost you money. In fact, the opposite is true– you’ll find you have EXTRA dollars every month! It’s one of the easiest changes you can make…that can really change things for the better.
THREE POPULAR SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES
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Thin Film Solar Panels
A Flexible Solar Solution
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