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How Do Solar Panels Work?

In a world where clean energy sources are more important than ever, the move to solar energy is an investment in your home as well as in the future. At Budget Exteriors, we work with Twin Cities area homeowners to help them make the leap into the future of clean energy.

If you’re thinking about making the move to solar energy but still have questions, you’re not alone. In this post, we’re breaking down what you need to know about how solar panels work. Contact Budget Exteriors when you’re ready to embrace solar energy and schedule solar panel installation!

Fast facts about solar panels:

●        The amount of sunlight on the planet is a continuous 173,00 terawatts10,000 times the amount needed to power all of our energy needs!

●        A single hour of the sun’s total energy is enough to power the entire planet.

●        Solar energy is completely sustainable.

●        Solar energy can be used to power anything that runs on electricity.

●        The United States is the third-largest solar market on the planet.

●        Using solar energy saves as much as 75 million barrels of oil and 35 tons of carbon dioxide each year.

How Solar Panels Work

Simply put, solar panels harness solar energy for use in homes and businesses. When sunlight charges the solar panels, an electric field is created that flows to the panel edge and into a conductive wire. This electricity travels to the inverter, where it is inverted to AC current. The power is then distributed throughout a facility or home via the breaker box. Any energy that is not used will flow into the power grid and is credited to your property in return.

Because solar is a clean and renewable energy, solar panels are essential to reducing fossil fuel dependence and combating climate change. As more homes and businesses incorporate solar panels into their energy plans, the once prohibitive expense of solar panels continues to drop. Because today’s solar energy pricing is becoming more affordable each year, it is becoming the fastest-growing energy alternative in the United States.

Do Solar Panels Depend on the Weather?

One of the most common questions we encounter is whether the power will go out when it rains if you have solar panels. Although clear skies and sunny days are great for solar panels, your panels will produce electricity all year long. While solar panels have a higher output during the summer months, they actually work with greater efficiency during winter.

Ready to take advantage of those savings? Make your switch to solar energy by calling Budget Exteriors at 952.887.1613 or contact us online for a completely free quote.

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