We live in a world where we use electricity for almost everything. From powering home appliances, mobile devices, computers, and laptops, electricity is more important than ever.
Electricity demand is at an all-time high, causing power grids to become unreliable and electric prices to skyrocket. As a result, homeowners across Texas are looking for alternative ways to power their homes. And, as energy rates increase, going solar is more affordable than ever. So, maybe it’s time to harness the power of the sun to protect your home while becoming energy independent and reducing your utility bills.
How do solar panels work?
When sunlight hits solar panels, the photons are converted into electrons. As the electrons pass through the panel cells, they’re converted into Direct current (DC) electricity. As a result, multiple cells make up a solar panel, and multiple panels (modules) can be wired together to form a solar array. The more panels you can deploy, the more energy you can expect to generate. In the same way, solar panels generate direct current electricity. With DC electricity, electrons flow in one direction around a circuit.
What are solar panels made of?
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are made up of many solar cells which 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.
Forget about relying on traditional power energy sources
More than 85 percent of the electricity we use today comes from non-renewable sources of energy like coal, natural gas, and oil. However, these non-renewable sources are limited and are even expected to become depleted soon.
A home solar panel system will never run out of power for as long as the sun shines as it does today. This means that you’ll have an unlimited and reliable power supply minus the power outages or monthly energy bills.
And, no matter where you live, solar energy can be an excellent investment and an excellent way to reduce carbon footprint while increasing your home property value. Additionally, one advantage is that solar panels generally don’t require a lot of maintenance. Consequently, you only need to keep them relatively clean; cleaning them a couple of times per year will do the job.
And, as you can see, going solar is eco-friendly, reliable, and sustainable. It’s more affordable than ever!
Looking to install solar panels on your home? Contact us today!