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The science to convert sunlight directly into electricity has been around for many years. In recent years both the technology and economics have improved tremendously and solar systems have become mainstream in Sacramento, Ca. Solar is now quite cost competitive with conventional energy and it does not add to global warming or air pollution.
How does Solar work?
Solar panels are made up of solar photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to electricity. When particles of sunlight known as photons hit a roof's solar panels, the solar system converts the photons into electrons of household electricity. The electrons stream out of the solar panel and into an inverter which converts the DC power into changing current power. AC electric power is the electricity that powers your television, computer or toaster when they are plugged into a wall socket.
How long will a Solar-system last?
Solar energy systems have a comparatively simple design: an array of panels of photovoltaic cells with a frame around the edge. Since they do not have delicate moving parts, solar panels are durable and reliable.
Just about all solar energy systems in Sacramento, Ca. have a warranty of at least 10 years. Nevertheless, barring a major incident, solar panels can work properly 20 to 30 years or more with simple cleaning and maintenance. Many solar panels are made to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions. Luckily, in Sacramento, California the weather is not usually extreme.
When difficulties 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.
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