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How Do Solar Panels Work?

solar-panelsIf you had endless amounts of a natural resource littering your property, you would probably take advantage of that and try to exploit that natural resource in a responsible way for your own benefit, right? Of course you would—who wouldn’t? Now this does beg the question of why you are not putting the sun to work for you, doesn’t it?

When you live in California, sunny skies are certainly not few and far between. With all of the sunshine that we enjoy, it only makes sense that homeowners would take advantage of the sun’s natural energy. By using solar panels in Fresno, CA, you can do just that. It just so happens that we employ some of the finest solar energy consultants and technicians around, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.

How It Works

Solar energy is a great way to generate electricity for your home. If you’re thinking that you just run a cord from the solar panels to the appliances and devices that you wish to power, though, you’re not quite clear on how it is that solar panels work. Electricity is still routed through your service panel and the wiring in your home. It is just not coming from the grid. Before the energy collected by your solar panels is even usable in your home, it must be converted into usable energy, though.

Solar panels allow photons, which are particles of light, to knock electrons free of their binds with atoms, and this generates a flow of electricity. The electricity created by the photovoltaic process is direct current electricity, however. You need AC (alternating current) electricity to use in your home. A solar converter is used to convert the DC electricity into AC, which then allows you to use this electricity to keep your home up and running.

Whether you just want to cut back on your energy costs or you are serious about reducing your carbon footprint, you can definitely benefit from the installation of solar panels on your property. You do need to know for certain, however, that you are working with trained professionals that will design and install your system properly. That is why you should work with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning.

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