How Long Will Solar Panels Produce Electricity?

Most of our clients are concerned with the length of time that solar panels will continue to produce electricity.  The answer is that the solar panels will probably be making electricity long after we have all gone to see our maker. A crystalline solar panel will lose about ½ of 1% per year in production capability.  That means that after twenty years, the solar panels will still be making 90%...

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How Does a Solar Panel Make Electricity?

We all know what solar panels look like, but how do solar panels make electricity?  The traditional method of making electricity is by using water pressure or steam pressure to turn a turbine which creates electricity.  But a solar panel just sits there in the sun and has no moving parts, so how does a solar panel make electricity? When you look closely at a solar panel you will see it is made...

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What is a “Solar Expert”?

If you haven’t researched solar electric enough to know all of the correct questions to ask a solar salesman, or even if you have and you think you know the right questions, it would be good if you knew what makes a solar expert.  In the last five years, the alternative energy field has been financially stimulated by government incentives.  At the same time, many other industries have slowed...

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How Does A Solar Panel Make Electricity?

We all know what a solar panel looks like, but how does a solar panel make electricity?  The traditional method of making electricity is by using water pressure or steam pressure to turn a turbine which creates electricity.  But a solar panel just sits there in the sun and has no moving parts, so how does a solar panel make electricity? When you look closely at a solar panel you will see it is...

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What Size Solar Electric System Do I Need?

“What size solar electric system do I need, if my house is 2,000 square feet?”  This is the question that we are asked, more than any other question.  The reality is that the solar electric system size has nothing to do with the size or square footage of your home.  It is strictly based on the amount of electricity that you use (kilowatt hours), each month. In order to properly size your solar...

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