Alive Solar & Roofing will help install a solar system in your home so you can take advantage of free solar energy from the sun to power your home. We’ve got some durable solar panels in place to withstand tough weather elements and guarantee our service. The entire job is done by our own in-house technicians to ensure job satisfaction, as opposed to others who take quotes and outsource services.
About Solar Power
Solar power generation is all the rage right now as homeowners try to seize control of their home energy needs and stop paying local power supply companies.
Solar power is an exciting project. With just the right system size, you can harvest enough energy to power your home and no longer be stuck with expensive electricity costs from your local electric company.
But that is not all the benefits of solar power. Solar power is a renewable form of energy. As long as there is sun, solar energy will always be around. Solar is a clean form of energy, helping reduce the toll of human activities on the environment, which is good for environmental conservation.
How Does Solar Power Work?
Harvesting solar energy is not a herculean task. It is going to be like a fun science project, not mind-boggling as those you had in school. All you need is a good solar panel, electricity meter, inverter, and a controller and start marveling at the physics of it all.
Solar panels are special kinds of sheets consisting of photovoltaic cells. The photovoltaic cells use sunlight to generate DC (direct current). They absorb sunlight and separate negative and positive electrons, which then are captured to create DC current. Scientists call this mechanism the photovoltaic effect.
Solar panels differ in color and production efficiency. In terms of color, you have the option between black and dark blue panels with or without grid marks. Most people prefer panels with visible grids as they’re aesthetically pleasing. Efficient solar panels produce more electricity from the same surface area size. But at a slightly high price, of course.
The inverter helps convert the generated DC power to AC, which is fit for household appliances. Most of them run on about 240V of AC.
Power Storage Units (Optional)
These include batteries and other storage units that can be charged when the sun is available to act as a backup for later, or when the local power grid goes down.
Use a controller to monitor your power storage units.
This helps to measure the amount of power generated. If it’s excess, it will push it to the power grid for a credit on your bill.
Just the right size and type of solar panels depending on your energy consumption patterns, net metering rate of your household appliances, and angle and orientation of your roof, and you will be ready to cut down on your power bill.
Don’t let your monthly electric bill control your life. Alive Solar & Roofing provides the best in-class solar power solutions at reasonable and affordable prices. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you!