Solar panels absorb energy from one of the most powerful and free forces – the sun. The panels absorb the light and convert it into electricity. There are two types of solar panels, photovoltaic panels that produce electricity and solar thermal panels that can be used for heat.
Solar panels are made out of solar cells that are electrically connected within a panel, and by putting together the panels it forms a solar array, and once cabling and brackets – you have your solar panel system! Photovoltaic (PV) panels are made out of semiconductors (e.g. silicon) that directly absorb the sunlight and form electricity for your home.
The price of solar panels is decreasing each year, and using them can save you money as the energy your solar panels produce is completely free! You can even make money on the excessive energy you produce by selling the energy back to the grid. Furthermore, there are little maintenance fees involved as solar panels can last up to 30 years!
Solar technology keeps improving at a rapid pace. Right now, solar efficiency ratings are anywhere from 11-15%. This is the percentage of solar energy that is being converted to useable electric energy. A huge advantage of switching to solar panels is that it will reduce your carbon footprint, as solar energy is free, renewable, and clean for the environment as the energy does not release harmful carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Homeowners will be pleased to know that adding solar panels to your home can be a huge adder to your property value. Plus, solar energy will save you money from your energy bill each month. In addition, the investment that you make in solar, will add its exact property value–or more–to your home, should you decide to sell it later on.
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