More and more homeowners are starting to embrace solar energy. Technical efficiencies and improved product quality have increased the appeal of solar energy systems, which are also attractive to those interested in conservation. The technology of solar panels is somewhat complex, so here at Honey’s Air & Solar, we decided to break it down.
A regular solar panel features a layer of silicon cells, a glass casing and a metal frame along with wiring for the transmission of energy flow. The silicon absorbs and converts the sunlight into electricity.
When the rays of the sun interact with the panel’s silicon cell, electrons start moving. These are captured by the panel’s wiring and nodes, which feed the current into a solar inverter that converts it to electricity.
Several solar panel installation options are available. One popular option is a ballasted system because it does not require roof penetration. Instead, the system is ballasted with cement blocks and the panels are tilted.
A standing seam system is another choice. With this type of setup, the panels are installed with clips that do not penetrate your home’s roof. If you have a sloped roof, then you can order a solar panel system that conforms to the slope. Most residential homes have this type of installation.
Ground-mounted systems are also available. They are set up along any available land area that you may have.
The Benefits of Solar Panels
The benefits of solar panels include the ability to decrease or eliminate your home’s energy bills. On warm, sunny days, your panels are likely to generate more energy than you consume. This means that you can make a trade with the utility company. Even areas that experience frequent cloudy conditions can generate plenty of power.
Additionally, these systems typically improve a home’s resale value. You can also earn rebates and tax credits, which will help you pay for the system. Many people also choose residential solar for the positive benefits it can have on the environment.
At Honey’s Air & Solar, we provide solar panel installations for residents of Modesto and the surrounding communities. We also offer a full range of heating and air conditioning services. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today.