Home Solar Panels

Everybody knows that solar panels are a great alternative energy source compared to traditional energy sources. We also know that they can save a lot of money when it comes to energy costs, especially with our $0 Down Program. The big question is, “how do they work?” Luckily for you, we’ve supplied some general information on how solar panels operate. If you find yourself with additional questions concerning the hows of solar panels after reading, we’re happy to speak with you over the phone. Connect with our solar experts by calling (208) 810-8459.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels are highly technological devices that absorb the sun’s energy and converts it into direct current energy. This DC energy is then sent through an inverter on your property and converted into alternating current (AC) energy. With this AC energy, you can now power your home and appliances. If you have a battery, you can store the excess AC energy there for reserve. If you don’t have a battery, this extra energy is sent to the utility grid for credit on your next monthly statement.

Solar Inverters

Without a solar inverter, the energy you collect from the sun cannot be used to power your home. This is because your home is wired for alternating energy. This solar inverter acts as an energy exchange. You give it the DC energy and it will give you the desired AC energy. These solar inverters will be included with the installation of the solar panels and are located on your property. These inverters also come in a few different types. These inverter types include string inverters coupled with power optimizers or micro-inverters. To find out which inverter is best suited for your property, give us a call at (208) 810-8459.

Solar Panels That Charge Electric Car

Many people with electrical vehicles are finding great benefits in their own solar panel system. As there aren’t many EV stations in this current day, keeping a charge can be difficult and inconvenient. With a charging port installed to your home, you can easily keep your EV at maximum charge. Another great benefit of pairing your EV with a solar panel system is cost reduction. As EV’s can take a lot of energy to charge, the price of that electricity can be very expensive over time. However, if paired with your solar inverter, your EV can charge on the sun’s charity rather than your own.