Learn About Solar

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SRoeCo Solar Answers Your Solar Questions!

  1. Which panels should I choose? – Solar Panel Comparison Article
    1. a) What are the most efficient solar panels? – Solar Panel Comparison Table
  2. What size solar system do I need? – Calculate your solar array size
  3. How many panels do I need? – Calculate the number of solar panels
  4. How much will it cost to install? – Calculate the cost of going solar
  5. How much are the rebates? – Calculate California rebates

How Solar Works!

Simple diagram of how solar works
Simple diagram of how solar works
  1. Solar panels collect the Sun’s energy and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. The number of panels you need is determined by your electricity needs.
  2. An inverter converts the electricity from DC to alternating current (AC) which is the typical type of electricity used in homes.
  3. A bi-directional electric meter displays net power usage. When the solar system generates more electricity than you use, your meter spins backwards. When it generates some electricity but less than your are using, it spins forward, but more slowly.
  4. You now produce your own electricity to be used throughout your home. Since there are no moving parts, your solar system is silent and virtually maintenance-free.
  5. All excess electricity generated is, in effect, stored in the utility grid through the power lines for future use.

Solar Benefits!

  • Reduce Your Electricity Bill
  • Increase Your Property Value 10-15%
  • Be Energy Independent
  • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  • Earn a High Return on Your Investment (ROI)
  • Protect Your Children’s Future

Solar Basics from Other Sites

  • Solar4Power – Learn the essential basics of using solar power so you can understand your solar PV project.
  • Is My Home Right for Solar? – A good summary of factors that affect your solar potential.
  • SolarPowerForum – Ask questions, browse explanations, and communicate with others involved with going solar.