Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic panels, are devices that absorb sunlight as a source of energy for generating electricity. Initially, they were used mainly for scientific applications, with NASA being one of their biggest adopters. But during the oil crisis of the 1970s, as people began seeking alternative forms of energy, PV panels were used increasingly by industries and homeowners. Technological advancements have since made solar panels much more cost-effective, and today, when used as part of a residential solar power system, they are excellent options for homeowners who want to reduce their reliance on the electrical grid.
Because the power that solar panels generate is direct current (DC) electricity, they must be paired with an inverter. An inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity, which is the kind of power solar panels generate, to alternating current (AC) electricity, the kind of power we use in our homes. There are different types of solar panels and inverters, and depending on your energy needs, a professional solar energy contractor will be able to recommend optimal products. For increased optimization, systems can include solar water heaters that can save you money on water-heating costs and solar backup batteries that store electricity for later use.
If you are a resident of Arizona or Florida and are looking for relief from high energy bills, you will be happy to know that PE Solar installs solar power systems that help to conserve energy and provide long-term cost savings. While there may be other residential solar companies serving your community, few offer the depth of service that we do. We will handle every aspect of your project, from design work and permitting to product registration and installation. We source our photovoltaic panels from Tier 1 manufacturers only and also offer premium solar water heaters and solar backup batteries to help you maximize your energy savings.
To learn more about the benefit of a solar power system from PE Solar, contact us today.