The science to convert sunlight directly into electricity has been around for decades. In recent years solar technology has improved tremendously as well as economically and solar systems are becoming mainstream in Folsom, 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, thanks to improved technology.
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 system is by having it installed and maintained properly.
Learn more about this technology. Schedule a free in home energy audit today and see what Energy Savings California in Folsom, Ca can do for you!