History of Solar Panels
As Californians, we know that the value of different sorts of renewable energy, such as that created by solar panels cannot be overstated. We understand how weaning ourselves off of energy powered by fossil fuels is crucial for our future generations. But did you ever stop to think about how we got here?
What is the Real History of Solar Panels?
The sleek, glamorous world of solar energy has surprisingly humble origins. The history of solar panels dates back to the mid 19th century, with the discovery of photovoltaic cells. These cells have the ability to create an electrical current when shown upon by the sun. The sun contains photons which agitate the photovoltaic atoms and shake loose electrons. These electrons make up the electricity generated by the solar panels.
How Do They Work to Conserve Energy?
The majority of homes in America are powered by general utilities, which create electricity by burning fossil fuels. These not only allow dangerous chemicals to pollute our atmosphere but once our reserves of these fossil fuels are gone, there is no more. We cannot create more. However, by using a renewable form of energy in your solar home you are reducing your dependence on this electricity. Simply by allowing us to design the perfect solar home for you can you conserve energy on a whole new level.
Is a Solar Home Right for Me?
The installation of solar panels on your home by a professional, experienced contractor will bring you that warm, fuzzy feeling in two ways. First, it will definitely help your home conserve energy. In addition to the satisfaction you get from reducing your personal carbon footprint, it is fiscally responsible to invest in a solar home. By creating your own energy, you will see massive savings on your utility bills.