Some Things You Should Know About Going Solar
Solar Energy is Clean Energy
It reduces power plant emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and poor air quality.
Solar Energy is Affordable
Recent Growth in the Solar industry has driven up front costs down by over 25%. Federal tax credits of 26% are available through 2020.
Solar Energy is Renewable
Helping to conserve our finite fossil fuels for future generations.
Solar Energy is Independent
Empowering you to generate your own electricity, protecting you from future electricity rate increases, and easing the burden on the utility grid.
Solar Energy is Financially Smart
Generating substantial cost savings and an attractive long-term rate of return for your money.
Hurricane and Power Back-up
Generating power after a loss of Power Company’s supply.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does solar work?
The sun creates enough energy to fulfill the world’s power needs. The light that is produced from the sun contains energy. Usually, when light hits an object the energy turns into heat. But when light hits certain materials, like solar panels, the energy turns into an electrical current that can be used for power.
How does a solar cell turn sunlight into electricity?
A solar panel permits particles of light to separate electrons from atoms to create a flow of energy. Within the solar panels are numerous photovoltaic cells that take the heat from the sun and convert it into energy.
How does solar heat water?
Panels used to generate heat are called Solar thermal collectors. They are specially made to absorb the sunlight to provide the heat for domestic water heating and pool heating purposes. It may appear that they are simple solar hot water panels but in reality they are more complex installations.