Solar Panel Orientation Efficiency

Solar Panel Orientation Efficiency

The amount that your roof direction will affect the efficiency of your solar panels relies both on the direction (known as the Azimuth angle) of your roof as well as the slope (also called pitch) of your roof. It’s important, when you invest in rooftop solar panels,...
Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight?

Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight?

Did you know the first amorphous silicon photovoltaic panels came out in 1976? At this time, the energy conversion rate was 1.1%! After 20 years, a company in Switzerland produced a conversion rate of 11% using a photo-electrochemical process (a process that usually...
How Does Net Metering Work in California?

How Does Net Metering Work in California?

How Does Net Energy Metering Work in California?  Net energy metering for the state of California is one of the many benefits that make us the undisputed champion for solar energy. Here in the Golden State, we saw over 26,000 megawatts of solar panels installed in the...
How Are Solar Panels Made?

How Are Solar Panels Made?

Have you ever wondered how solar energy can be so efficient while also becoming increasingly more affordable? To answer this question successfully, we must understand how solar energy works. This includes the knowledge of how solar panels are manufactured and what...
Why Go Solar?

Why Go Solar?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Power  The sun is an extremely viable source of energy. With us earthlings just being able to collect a fraction of its energy, it still has the potential to meet all of our energy needs. Not to mention, harnessing the sun’s power...