How does solar power work?

Solar power works by converting sunlight into electricity using solar panels. The panels contain photovoltaic cells that capture the sun's energy and convert it into DC (direct current) electricity. An inverter then converts the DC electricity into AC (alternating current) electricity for use in your home or to send back to the grid.

Can solar panels generate electricity on cloudy days?

Yes, solar panels can still generate electricity on cloudy days. While direct sunlight produces the most electricity, solar panels can still capture diffuse sunlight on cloudy days. However, the energy production may be lower compared to sunny days.

What are the benefits of installing residential solar panels?

There are several benefits of installing residential solar panels. Firstly, solar energy is renewable and sustainable, reducing your carbon footprint and contributing to a cleaner environment. Additionally, solar panels can help you save money on your electricity bills by generating your own power. You may also be eligible for government incentives and tax credits. Lastly, solar panels can increase the value of your home and provide energy independence.

How long does a solar panel system last?

A well-maintained solar panel system can last for 25 to 30 years or even longer. Solar panels are made of durable materials and typically come with warranties ranging from 20 to 25 years. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help ensure optimal performance and longevity of your system.

What is a solar battery and why should I consider getting one?

A solar battery (such as a lithium-ion battery) stores excess solar energy generated by your solar panels for later use. By adding a solar battery to your system, you can store the excess energy produced during the day and use it during the evening or when the sun is not shining. This increases your energy independence and allows you to further reduce reliance on the grid, potentially saving you more money on electricity bills.