Over the last two decades, the solar revolution has made solar energy one of the most sought after forms of renewable energy. Photovoltaic cells, commonly known as solar cells, converts photons from the sun’s light into electricity. Through a grid-like design on a solar energy system, solar cells absorb sunlight during the day and then convert this sunlight into electricity, for a completely renewable method of creating electrical energy.
A solar energy systems's efficiency is determined by how much electricity is produced. In order to utilize optimum efficiency several factors need to be determined in choosing the design for an appropriate solar system; the angle of the panels, shade from obstacles in proximity to the panels and usual weather conditions for the area of installation. The greatest amount of sunlight creates the optimum efficiency of the solar system.
While most solar energy products are guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years, there is little maintenance required making solar systems an excellent choice for homeowners and businesses alike. Since the sun emits enough solar radiation to power the entire world, solar energy continues to grow in its development and choice as a viable alternative energy source. Help reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuel by investing in this renewable choice provided by the sun’s energy!