Solar 101

Sunlight makes the world come alive, so have a day filled with sunshine. ― Anthony T Hincks
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 27th November 2020
With this criteria for system size, your total kWh consumption over the last 12 months is collected from your utility company. That number is then used to size the system with the aim of producing all the electricity your home will consume. Using the most recent 12 months is the most accurate approach because it includes all 4 seasons and the coinciding fluctuations in consumption.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 27th November 2020
he economics of solar panels and creating a solar home may seem like a big mystery to most people, but it’s not that complicated. The first thing you need to know is the solar yield of your solar home: how much electricity your solar panels are expected to generate. Let’s say you live in San Francisco, CA and you establish a 10 kilowatt per hour solar system. On average you will generate around 1600 kilowatts of electricity per month.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 25th November 2020
Ask anywhere about the best solar panels, and there is no way Canadian Solar will miss in the list. It is one of the best solar manufacturers companies based in Ontario, Canada. Canadian Solar Panels Company was founded in 2001 and has so far expanded its base. It now operates in Canada, Brazil, China, and other countries. But why are they popular and leading players in solar energy? It all narrows down to one thing: they manufacture quality solar panels and other renewable energy equipment. Others love Canadian products since they are affordable, and they have an industry-standard warranty. Well, here is a guideline on everything that you need to know about Canadian Solar Panels
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 25th November 2020
With today's growing technology, new forms of energy and electricity production are at the forefront of engineering. A common way of energy production that has been very popular in recent years is the concept of solar panels and solar power. This type of system's fundamental idea is to use the Sun's sunlight to generate electricity for homes. Fundamentally the system has a higher upfront cost, but if the house is in a region where there is plenty of the sun year-round, the monthly electric bills decrease drastically. If you live or visit the southern part of the United States, it is common for many homes to have solar panels on the roof. Since these states are closer to the equator, they receive more sunlight per year than states who are further North.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 25th November 2020
There are many reasons why you should choose the distributed generation system over the centralized power system. The most important one has always been to take advantage of the former's higher efficiency. A centralized power plant transmits energy over long distances, meaning that some of the energy transmitted is lost. A typically distributed energy technology like solar carries the energy over shorter distances, as the consumers are always closer to the source. That ensures less waste and increased efficiency. You can also imagine how many losses in service you get to avoid per unit distance while using the new model compared to the old model.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 24th November 2020
According to statistics, there has been significant growth in the U.S. solar industry over the last decade. Reports have shown that the capacity has increased from 2.5 gigawatts in 2010 to over 81 gigawatts by mid-2020. One of the main factors that have led to growth is the availability of the federal solar panel tax credit, which stands at 26% as of 2020. However, the states have not embraced solar energy at the same rate as the solar rebate offer. Currently, California produces over 30% of the country's solar generation. Before other jurisdictions started investing in solar power, the state had over 50% of the nation's installed solar panel capacity.