Reliable Solar Technology that Continues to Improve.
The science to convert sunlight directly into electricity has been around for decades. In recent years both the technology and economics have improved tremendously and solar systems are becoming mainstream in Auburn and Grass Valley, Ca. Solar is now quite cost competitive with conventional energy and it does not contribute to global warming or pollution.
How does Solar work?
Solar panels are made up of solar cells that convert sunlight to electricity. When particles of sunlight known as photons hit a roof's solar panels, the solar panels convert the photons into electrons of Direct Current electricity. The electrons flow out of the solar panel and into an inverter which converts the DC power into Alternating Current power. AC power is the electricity that powers your television, computer or toaster when they are plugged into a wall outlet.
How long will a Solar system last?
Solar panels have a relatively simple design: an array of enclosed panels of photovoltaic cells with a frame around the edge. Since they do not have delicate moving parts, solar panels are durable and reliable.
Most solar energy systems come with a warranty of at least 10 years. However, barring an accident, solar panels can last 20 to 30 years or more with simple cleaning and maintenance. Most solar panels are built to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions. Luckily, in Auburn and Grass Valley, Ca the weather is not usually extreme.
When problems with a solar panel system occur, it is usually due to sloppy installation. The best way to ensure and extend the life and effectiveness of your PV solar system is by having it installed by professionals and maintained properly.
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