What I Should Know About solar Panels
A lot of people know that solar panels are good for the environment. But do you know how they work? Majeski Solar Energy’s top solar pros are here to break it down for you.
Starting With solar panels?
Solar panels and how they work?
Are solar panels expensive?
The short answer is, no. It is a common misconception that solar panels are costly.
but how much do solar panels cost?
The first thing you need to know is that the amount of money you will invest in solar panels will depend on the type of solar panel you want:
Mono-crystalline, Poly-crystalline or Thin film?
Depending on the type, the cost of solar panels can vary from $3 to $7 per watt. However, the average cost of residential solar panels is around \$4.50 per watt (this includes everything).
In other words, if you buy solar panels for a 3 kW system (large enough for a typical home) you should expect to pay roughly \$30,000.
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Majeski Solar Energy is a fully licensed Washington, DC solar panel installation company servicing the area for almost ten years. Majeski Solar Energy will help you get started in the Solar Industry. We provide information for those who want to begin installing solar panels on the roof, basement or other part of your home. We will help you through the process from start to finish including: permit submission and review, site evaluation, and installation of the system.
What are solar panels and how do they work?
A solar panel is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. Solar” refers to the use of solar power, which may be used for heating, lighting, or generating electricity. Solar cells have many uses.
The technology used in solar panel manufacturing has come a long way in the 40+ years since they were first introduced in space programs and are now an affordable way to take advantage of free energy from the sun.
A solar panel is made of:
Solar cells – photovoltaic (PV) cells where electric currents are directly produced from sunlight
Orientation facing south during the day to maximize exposure to direct sunlight
Low-levels of maintenance and has a 25-year life expectancy
If you’ve ever used a calculator, watched TV, or looked at a watch, you’ve used electricity produced by photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. The majority of PV panels today are manufactured in Japan and China, but more than a dozen countries manufacture them as well. In the United States, approximately 90% of all solar panels are made in the U.S. or sourced from overseas factories that are completely or partially owned by U.S.-based companies.
There is no public utility or electric company that charges customers for producing electricity from their own solar panels. At the end of the day, homeowners can produce an average of 2 to 20 kilowatts (kW) per hour worth of free electricity with a PV system and offset their energy bill with taxes and incentives.
How Are solar companants made and how they are used in my home?
The main component of a solar panel is a single silicon “photovoltaic” cell. Silicon is the material used in microchips and computer chips, and the photovoltaic cell acts as a very efficient semiconductor. When light hits the silicon, electrons are knocked loose from their atoms. These electrons move through the silicon in one direction, creating a flow of electricity, while positive charges (holes) move in the opposite direction. A photovoltaic (PV) panel, or array, is made up of many solar cells connected together.
A solar panel rated at 1 kW can power as many as 100 lights or 2 computers, or 2 TV sets, or other combinations that use 1 kW or less.
In general, you will need to buy a solar array that is 10% to 15% larger than your normal daily usage. For example, a 1 kW system would be enough to power a home with an electric water heater and a dishwasher and dryer.
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