Solar Panels For Home, Commercial & Industrial Use
Solar panels or PV modules are the most common components in photovoltaic arrays. Mainly composed of solar cells, frame and glass; the working principle of solar panels is to collect and use photovoltaic energy from the sun, and transmit this energy as “direct current” (DC) power to the inverter or converter assembly (in a certain In some cases it may be a charge controller).
The direct current generated by the solar module is a current flowing in a constant direction. This type of power supply is usually not easy to use for standard power requirements and must be converted to “alternating current” (AC) power before it can be used for standard electrical equipment in a home or building.
Solar panels are composed of two of the most famous solar cells, polycrystalline and monocrystalline. The difference lies in how silicon crystals in silicon ingots or silicon wafers are collected, developed, and formed, each of which has a different appearance and color. Both types of PV cells are known to be effective in the general ability to generate solar power.
Solar Panels Done Your Way
When investing in an energy-independent lifestyle, choosing the right type of solar panel for your unique project is crucial. Whether it is color, size, or efficiency, we will return control to you, not the installer.
Considerations When Picking Your Solar Panels
Solar panels come in various shapes and sizes. When deciding where and how to install the panel, please consider the size of the panel—especially for roof applications. For example, a small panel with a higher wattage allows you to take full advantage of a roof with limited space, but the cost per watt is higher.
Solar panels usually come in two color types; silver, black, or a mixture of the two. Color has no effect on performance, so choosing the right solar panel color depends entirely on your personal taste. All high-quality solar panels are only available in all black options, while the more cost-effective solution offers aluminum trim options, and both panels come with a 25-year warranty and are durable.
Mono PERC technology has become the standard for most residential and commercial solar panel applications. “N-type” chemical technology brings higher efficiency (the efficiency point is increased by about 2-4%). Solar panels with Mono PERC cell chemistry are suitable for most applications. However, if you work in a limited space and want to maximize efficiency per square foot, solar panels with N-type chemistry are better.
Comparing the prices of different solar panels usually comes down to the cost per watt. For example, suppose a particular 300-watt panel sells for $250. The cost of this panel is $1.20 per watt. Panels with a higher cost per watt are more expensive, but are generally more efficient, which means you can get more power from a smaller total number of panels. To help determine which panels are right for you, first look at your available roof space and your monthly electricity usage. In this way, you can start to compare the cost-per-watt price of different panels.
FAQ about solar panels
Are solar panels worth it?
When used with the best inverters, solar panels can provide a huge long-term return on investment and help protect the environment.
What is the return on investment of solar panels?
ROI stands for return on investment. Just like adding a new kitchen to your home, your added property value exceeds the original construction cost.
The similarity of solar energy is that it can instantly add value to your property (a 4% increase in the market value of the house). But solar panels can also eliminate your energy bills-over time, these costs will exceed the original installation cost of the solar panel system and provide more long-term savings.
What is the best solar panel?
The best solar panel actually depends on your specific energy needs and aesthetic preferences.
Generally, you are looking for a reputable solar panel brand with a standard 25-year warranty.
Which is better: solar leasing or PPA?
Solar lease and PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) can be used interchangeably, but there are major differences between the two.
According to the solar lease, you pay the lease amount each month, using the solar panels to calculate the amount of electricity that is expected to be generated within 20 to 25 years. With a power purchase agreement, you do not need to rent the system, but purchase the power of the system at a flat rate per kWh.
Can I get free solar panels?
You may have heard of companies that install free solar panels in your home. However, there is a problem here: you do not own the system.
Instead, you signed a 20-25 year solar lease agreement or PPA, lost thousands of dollars in financial incentives, and ended up paying twice as much to the local utility company (don’t do this!).