Trick or Treat? Breaking Down the Magic of Solar Panels
Halloween is an exciting holiday, with children discussing magic and spooky things. At the same time, adults might question modern technology that seems like magic: solar panels that can collect power from the sun and convert it into usable electricity for their homes.
It might sound too good to be true – the fact that you can reduce or eliminate your utility bills by using solar energy instead. But the truth is that technological advancements have made solar panels more accessible than ever before.
This cutting-edge technology might seem like magic if you don’t understand how solar panels work. But specific processes are happening to convert the sunlight into electricity.
How Solar Panels Work (It’s Not Magic)
When sunlight comes in contact with solar panels, a photovoltaic effect occurs, and the solar cells dislodge electrons from the atoms which creates an electric charge. This type of current is known as a “direct current” but can’t be used to power your lights or appliances yet. A conversion must happen in an inverter to change direct current into alternating current.
The system is designed to capture the power from the sun. Then a conversion occurs that changes the power into usable electricity.
Benefits of Solar Panels
Are you thinking about investing in solar panels for your home or business? Here are some of the benefits you can expect from this solar energy system:
- Clean, renewable energy to reduce your carbon footprint
- Environmentally-friendly solution for powering your home
- Decreased monthly utility bills
- Reduced reliance on the grid system
- Increased home value
- Affordability, especially with available tax credits and government incentives
- Potential for energy storage
- Sustainable living because there is a reduced reliance on non-renewable energy sources
Are Solar Panels Right for You?
If you want to experience the magic of solar power for your home, reach out to our expert team to learn more about your installation options. New Day Solar offers full-service solutions for homeowners and business owners. We invite you to call at your convenience to book a free consultation at (855) 444-6329.
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