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 “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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Who are all these solar guys?

Well, you hear these solar guys on the radio, you get knocks on your door, and see them at home shows.  Solar guys (installers and salesmen)…..everywhere.   The reason is that there is a strong, incentivized push from local and Federal Governments to try to “Green Up” the country.  And the solar guys are following the lead. So the industry has cash flow, in the amount of $40 billion annually, in...

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Is your home a good candidate for solar electric?

Most homes are a good candidate for solar electric.  Having enough space for the equipment, and minimal shading, are both key factors for a good candidate.    Virtually every home is solar ready.  The solar electric power that is generated from the solar array enters the house through the existing “main electric service panel”.  Every house has an electric main service panel.  This is where the...

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Solar Electric Systems – Lease or Buy?

So you have decided to make the move and install a solar electric system on your home or business.   It is a great decision since it will definitely reduce your monthly electric bill and it will displace literally tons of carbon from being introduced into the atmosphere. But what makes more sense, to buy one of the solar electric systems, or lease it? PURCHASING THE SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM means...

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