Now, More Than Ever
Solar energy has for decades been sort of on the periphery of America’s energy focus. However, recent advances in solar technology have thrust this ever-improving technology into the national dialogue, both as a governmental discussion and one that millions of Americans are having in their homes. For numerous environmental, social, and financial reasons, solar energy continues to dominate our energy conversations — and for good reason. Depending on where you live and which rebates you qualify for, installing solar panels can save you thousands of dollars on utilities over the coming years, as well as afford you a clean, renewable energy source. But just how efficient are solar panels? You might be surprised. Keep reading to learn more.
Renewable Energy has Many Faces
As we mentioned early, solar energy has come a long way from the fringes of American energy policy to the forefront of future energy decisions both at home and abroad. However, this narrative often encompasses different types of renewable energy, including wind and hybrid generation. The former uses convert kinetic energy into the energy we use everyday — and while using zero percent of the energy produced to power itself. The latter, hybrid energy, relies on a combination of what is used to generate the power and what is used to store this power; it uses both power and energy-storing systems. This approach affords you a lower carbon footprint and lower energy costs.
While wind and hybrid energy systems are two options, solar energy has so far proven to be the most cost-effective and common renewable energy choice for millions of people in the Cape Coral area, as well as across the States and across the Atlantic. Solar energy works by capturing the sun’s energy and converting it to energy via solar panels. The collected energy is then measured in standard-net meters, allowing owners of the solar panels to select how and when they use this stored energy.
Levels of Efficiency
No matter which solar panels you select from Peka Solar, you can rest assured that you’re choosing solar panels that will give you all of the benefits you expect from installation, as well as panels that promise longevity and high functionality. However, different solar panels offer different levels of energy collection, storage, and output. Several factors go into how these panels’ performance is calculated, including conversion efficiency, reflectance efficiency, charge carrier separation, and conduction efficiency, among other factors. While each is measured differently, theses factors compile to give us a good idea of the level of efficiency produced by your solar system.
If any of the above information is making your head spin, don’t worry; Peka Solar is here to answer any questions you might have when it comes selecting the right solar panels for you, your home, and your lifestyle. Curious about what all Peka Solar can do you for and your solar needs? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to learn more.