Do you have questions about going solar? Our team of solar installers at Solar 820 answer some of the most frequently asked questions about solar energy below.
If you have any additional questions about installing a solar PV system for your home or business you can contact us for a free consultation.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Solar power is created when photovoltaic (PV) solar panels capture the sun’s energy and convert that energy into electricity. The process of creating electricity with a solar PV system starts when the photovoltaic cells in solar panels capture light and heat from the sun’s rays.
The energy from the sun is then converted into Direct Current (DC) electricity. Then solar inverters convert the DC electricity into Alternating Current (AC) electricity that can be used to power your home or business.
How Much Does A Solar PV System Cost?
The cost of solar panels and solar panel installation has dropped significantly in recent years making solar energy more affordable than ever. In many of today’s markets generating your own clean solar energy is cheaper than buying electricity from the utility companies.
The total cost to install a solar PV system will vary depending on several factors including:
- The size of your home or business,
- What state you are in,
- The amount of sunlight your roof receives,
The cost of a solar PV system will also depend on how you choose to finance your project. Solar 820 offers a variety of custom payment options to help homeowners make the switch to solar and start saving.
What Are The Advantages Of Solar Energy?
The advantages of solar energy can be absolutely incredible. Most homeowners and business owners decide to make the switch to solar because of the financial benefits, but the environmental benefits can be just as enticing.
The financial benefits of producing your own alternative energy can be downright incredible. In many states, installing a solar PV system can save homeowners $30,000+ over 20 years.
Investing in solar panels for your home can help you save money on your monthly electricity bills, lock in low energy rates and can even increase the value of your home.
Environmental BenefitsInvesting in a solar PV system for your home or business is one of the most effective ways to to combat global climate change. Research shows that the average residential solar energy system reduces about 100,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide over a 20 year period.
Does It Matter Where I Live?
You can benefit from solar energy regardless of where you live in the United States, but some states are much better than others when it comes to solar. States that receive more sunshine are generally more suitable for solar projects compared to states that receive a relatively low amount of sun throughout the year.
Additionally, certain financial incentives can make it easier for homeowners and business owners to go solar in certain states.
Where We Install Solar Panels
Solar 820 is a solar energy equipment supplier and solar panel installation company based in Pennsylvania. Our team of solar contractors install solar PV systems on homes and commercial buildings in the following states: