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How Much Power Can Solar Energy Generate on a Cloudy Day?

Clouds gather. The sky grows dark. A solar homeowner may naturally wonder: How much energy can my solar system generate during a cloudy day? While of course solar panels need sunlight to produce energy, it’s important to learn how cloudy conditions can affect the efficiency of solar energy generation and how factors such as partial

By |2020-07-14T22:03:16+00:00June 19th, 2020|Going Solar, Solar News|Comments Off on How Much Power Can Solar Energy Generate on a Cloudy Day?

Why Spring is the Perfect Time for a Solar Panel Installation

Spring has officially arrived and with it, warmer weather. This is the time of year when homeowners start flipping on air conditioners and enjoying more time outdoors before temperatures rise. While many associate spring with fresh starts and plenty of deep cleaning, it is also the perfect time to start a solar panel installation. It’s

By |2020-07-14T22:03:03+00:00May 5th, 2020|Solar News|Comments Off on Why Spring is the Perfect Time for a Solar Panel Installation

Do solar panels use light or heat to generate electricity?

Confusion over the impact of heat and light in solar power starts with the fact that there are different types of solar power. One type of power, called solar thermal, does use the sun's light to generate heat which can be used for things like household hot water or to generate steam to drive turbines

By |2020-07-24T08:40:33+00:00January 9th, 2020|Going Solar, Solar News|Comments Off on Do solar panels use light or heat to generate electricity?

IBC vs. PERC: What’s the Best Type of Solar Panel

Solar manufacturers are always looking for new ways to make solar cells more efficient, so there are different types of solar panel technologies for customers to choose from, offering varying levels of efficiency and reliability. Cells known as “Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact" are becoming more common. PERC solar cells are an iteration of conventional

By |2020-07-24T08:42:22+00:00October 14th, 2019|Going Solar, Solar News, Solar Technology|Comments Off on IBC vs. PERC: What’s the Best Type of Solar Panel