Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular as homeowners look for ways to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and save money on their energy bills. Have you ever considered installing solar panels but aren’t really sure how they work? Then, this blog is for you! We’ll look at how solar panels work, the benefits, and how Econo Air can help you install them.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
A solar panel is a flat panel made up of many individual solar cells. Solar cells are also sometimes called photovoltaic cells. When sunlight hits a solar cell, electrons are knocked loose from the atoms inside the cell. If those electrons are captured, they can be used as direct current (DC) electricity. Metal conductors on the front and back of the solar cell capture the electrons and allow them to flow through wires to an inverter, where they are converted to alternating current (AC) electricity. The AC electricity can be used to power your home or business, or it can be stored in batteries for later use.
A typical home solar panel system includes several solar panels and batteries, a charge controller to regulate the flow of electricity from the panels to the batteries, and an inverter to convert DC electricity from the batteries into AC electricity for use in your home or business. Some systems also include a device called a power optimizer, which helps maximize the electrical output of each solar panel in the system.
Solar panels are usually warranted for 20-25 years, although they usually last much longer than that. The best way to take care of your solar panels is to keep them clean and free of debris. You should also have your system checked by a qualified technician every few years to ensure all the components are working properly. With proper care, your solar panels should provide reliable, emissions-free electricity for many years to come!
The Benefits of Solar
Solar panels are a great way to save money on your energy bill. They can also help to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment. Additionally, solar panels can provide you with backup power in case of an outage. They are also low maintenance, and once they are installed, they require little to no additional work. Solar panels are a great investment for your home or business, and they can provide you with many years of savings.
How We Can Help
Our team of experts can help answer any questions you have about solar panels, from price to installation and more! It’s one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint while lowering your energy bill. We’ll help find the perfect system for you and your home’s needs.
For all of your solar panel needs and questions contact Econo Air at (714) 710-1070! The ultimate in home comfort, serving Southern California since 1982.