What is Solar Energy

Solar energy comes from using the sun as fuel to create heat or electricity. Solar energy is considered environmentally friendly because the sun is a natural energy source that does not require the burning of fossil fuels and the associated air emissions.In addition, it is considered renewable since the energy produced from the sun does not deplete any natural resources, and will never run out.

Solar technologies fall into two categories: passive and active. Passive solar produces heat and provides lighting for structures. Active solar produces electricity using a technology called Solar Photovoltaic (PV).

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Solar PV is the most common application and is generally the one with which most people are familiar. PV is one of the most environmentally friendly technologies available and is very easy to install on a building or property.

PV technology uses the electrical properties of materials known as semiconductors to produce electricity. When hit by sunlight, a semiconductor material creates an electrical charge which can then be transferred through a circuit to anything that uses electricity.

In a PV system, these semiconductors are produced in the form of cells, which are then assembled in a structural panel. Panels can then be assembled into larger groups, or arrays, to produce increasing amounts of electricity, depending on the amount of energy needed. Solar arrays can vary in size to provide the electricity needed for a home, office, or larger facility.

By generating their own clean solar power energy, homeowners offset electricity that would otherwise have been generated using traditional means. This allows homeowners who have a solar panel installation to substantially reduce their energy costs and to make a positive impact to the environment every single day.

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