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 Does it Mean, to Be Green?

We all hear talk about being “green”.  What does that mean?    Some will say that it means using re-usable shopping bags, some will say it means carpooling or riding their bike to work, and others will say it means installing a renewable power source on their home or business.  They are all correct.  Being green is a state of mind, and it is infectious.  It starts small, like taking the extra...

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What is “Solar Rights” Law or a “Solar Easement”?

The  California Solar Rights Act allows for solar easements for solar energy systems on properties which are not owned by the owner. In other words,  if the appropriate steps are taken,  the solar host airspace above the P.V. system is guaranteed to be free of shade from vegetation growth, increased building heights as a result of: remodeling, and construction of new buildings on adjacent...

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