So if you've looked into grid tied solar before or maybe even have a system already installed you probably know about the very unfortunate National Electric code that makes your solar system worthless during a power outage.
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Investing in solar power is a lot like investing in real estate, with a few added benefits. Here's why solar pays off in the long run.
Have you ever considered owning an investment property? Whether you have thought about it or have done it, most people would agree that it is a solid addition to any portfolio.
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Solar Power IN The rain
One common misconception people have with solar panels is that here in Florida, during our rainy days the panels will not provide much electricity. I always tell my customers that if you can see outside, the panels are producing plenty of electricity. As a rule of thumb, if there is enough sun light to get a sunburn there is enough to produce energy. On a bright sunny day, they will always produce more power, but even on a rainy day you will have energy production. When the sun comes out, it releases photons to the earth, and those photons are captured inside those photovoltaic cells, the cells get super excited and bounce around, which is what creates electricity. It’s all about the relationship of the sun to the earth. The sun gives us enough light in one day to provide the entire world its energy needs for an entire year!!
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Like most of us right now, I have extra time on my hands and since it’s summer, I look for and prefer indoor DIY projects. Here’s one that’s cheap, you’ll need a screwdriver, a small ladder and a $5.00 roll of tape* (listed below). It does take a little time but projects like this can save you money and improve the comfort levels in your home for years to come. Being a bit of a perfectionist, I’ve realized these small improvements add up to considerable savings over the life of your home.
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There are so many great solar companies that any customer could choose. So what makes PE Solar the best and right choice for you?
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A common and valid QUESTION.
Recently a customer bought a 10kW system and as he monitored its output he noted the MAX generation was 8 KW. Like many customers he was thinking this was off and there was something wrong with the system. I was able to easily explained to him that this is normal and wanted to share the quick and easy explanation for this difference in name plate system size and actual real time output. Here is how it works and why panels do not generate their rated capacity.