What Is Solar Energy?
What Is Solar Energy?
The concept of solar power revolves around converting the energy from the sun into workable electricity in homes and businesses. By utilizing the power of the sun, solar energy is an incredible way to help the environment while saving you thousands of dollars. Solar power is harnessed through photovoltaic (PV) cell technology – panels that convert sunlight directly into electricity. For those not proficient in solar panels or the “photovoltaic effect,” when the sunshine is absorbed by a PV cell, the photons of light excite the electrons in the cell, causing them to flow and generate electricity. Homeowners, business owners, and agricultural experts from around the world are installing solar panel systems on their roofs to maximize the use of this clean, renewable method to generate power.
Solar Power Benefits
Good for Our Environment
Unlike conventional power, solar energy produces zero harmful emissions that hurt the environment. Solar energy uses a clean and renewable process that uses an infinite resource and is harmless to wildlife.
Alternative to Fossil Fuels
In America alone, fossil fuels are used to generate an overwhelming 68% of the electricity we consume. As a result, the emissions generated from the combustion of these fossil fuels are incredibly harmful to our planet. Solar panels generate no emissions at all and last for decades.
Solar Power Basics
Solar panels are an incredible technology that has allowed us to not only increase the efficiency of our power consumption, but also care for our planet.In 2020, over 3 million homes were powered by solar energy and with the solar tax credits available, the number of solar powerd homes will only increase. But how does it work? Watch the short TED-eD video to learn more!
Solar has ranked either first or second in capacity added to the U.S. electric total every year since 2013.
70% Price Decrease
Since 2014, the average cost of solar PV panels has dropped nearly 70%.
The average U.S. residential solar installation is about 5KW, or around 20 panels.
Nebraska’s Solar Panel Experts
Ready to see how we can transform your home and your pocketbook while protecting the environment? J-Tech Solar is the proud leader of solar energy and the premier installer of solar panels in eastern Nebraska. Call us today to learn more about solar power basics or for a free consultation!