What are the characteristics of solar panel technology?
By converting light photons into electricity, solar panels can harness the sun to create energy for you to harness. Direct sunlight can be converted into electricity and used to power all types of appliances and full electrical circuits for businesses and homes alike. Some key characteristics of solar panels are:
- Solar panels can work in sunny, cloudy and cold areas. Contrary to popular belief, solar panels may actually work better in cooler regions. Additionally, cloudy weather may not affect a solar panels performance
- As time goes on, solar panels are becoming more and more affordable. Coal based energy is around 30% more expensive that solar panels at this moment in time. Solar panels may also be a great investment as not only are they a modern addition to your home, you can give electricity back to the grid and earn with the feed-in tariff scheme.
- Water can clean solar panels. This can help to remove debris and dust that has accumulated. They are also designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as hail.
- The specific needs of homeowners may suit solar panels. They have been designed with the orientation of domestic roofs in mind. The position of the panels on residential roofs are considered with designing solar panels to produce the most energy.
Solar panels can help to lower your carbon footprint
Many people today are concerned about their carbon footprint. As environmental conservation has moved to the forefront of many global discussions, many individuals are taking it into their own hands to be part of the green energy movement. Organisations throughout Australia and the worlds are working to reduce their carbon emissions. This is why we are passionate about offering solar panels to help everyone become more green.
As solar panels convert sunlight or heat into electricity, it can be used to power homes, commercial buildings and can be pumped back into the grid. Small solar cells are spread over a large area to provide enough power. Often, solar panels are placed on roofs to gain the most amount of energy production as possible.