Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Solar FAQ

Answers to Common Questions Solar Companies Receive

* Today's article was submitted to us from Tiffany Olson - an established guest blogger from a small town in Northern California. She has a special interest and passion for sustainable living topics. In her downtime she loves to cook, do yoga, and travel. 

Solar panels have become a popular topic of discussion and are intriguing to both home and business owners, but before jumping to make such a large investment, there are typically several questions that they’ll need answered. The concept of solar energy can be quite challenging to understand, but solar installation companies should be able to provide you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision. Below you will find answers to a few basic questions that solar companies are commonly presented with by potential customers.

How Do I Know Which Solar Panels My Home or Business Needs?

Your solar company will assist you in selecting the most efficient solar system for your building. There are a few different kinds of solar panels to choose from, and the factors used to decide typically include cost, quality, energy conversion, temperature resistance, tolerance and durability. After examining all of these elements, making a choice on a system that will meet your electricity needs should be easier.

Will Enough Solar Power Be Generated in My Location?

Though it’s true that some areas receive more sunlight hours than others, it’s safe to say that solar power can be generated in just about any location. Using weather information and shade analysis, solar companies are able to track the availability of direct sunlight for whichever location is in question to estimate the amount of energy that will be generated. Your power supply will be determined by how many solar panels you have installed and how much sun they receive.

What Kind of Maintenance Do Solar Systems Require?

Solar panels require very little maintenance. Every now and then, washing them off with water to remove any dirt or debris is sufficient. This is mainly to keep them from being blocked to full exposure from the sun due to dirt or dust buildup.

How Do I Get Power at Night or in Cloudy Weather?

While solar panels aren’t able to generate electricity without sunlight, they are able to store energy created from the sun that can then be put to use during nighttime hours or on cloudy days. Panels will still generate electricity on cloudier days, but not as much. It is also possible to use power from the grid during times when direct sunlight isn’t available.

How Affordable Are Solar Systems?

Solar systems have become increasingly affordable in recent years. Many solar companies offer financing options, which allow home and business owners to see a return on their investment in just a short period of time. Tax incentive programs and rebates from the government have also helped to reduce overall cost.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Solar System Installed?

There are several benefits of investing in a solar system. Aside from the tax deductions mentioned above, solar panels can also increase the value of a property, significantly decrease utility bills and contribute to a greener environment.

It is important to obtain all the facts before making such a big decision and any certified solar company will be happy to give you more detailed answers to these and any other questions you may have about solar power.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, it was very nice to get so much information under a single blog regarding Solar power and solar energy. Thanks for posting such a useful information.


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