From sunrise to sunset, the solar panels generate direct current electricity (DC) which is sent to the inverter. The inverter converts the DC into alternating current (AC), the type of electricity households require. The AC power is delivered directly to your main electrical service panel to provide electricity to your home.
A kilowatt-hour is a unit of measure for electricity. It is the amount of power (kilowatts) used over a period of time (hours). A 100-watt light bulb that is illuminated for one hour uses 100 watt-hours of electricity, or 0.1 kilowatt hours. If it is illuminated for 30 minutes, the bulb will consume 0.05 kWh of electricity, or half as much.
Solar panels have a life expectancy of 25-40 years. SunPower® panels are designed to have a useful life of 40 years or more* For more information about solar panel durability and performance, check out this report on solar system useful life field tests performed on SunPower® systems vs. conventional panels.
Yes you can go solar if you live in an HOA…Community associations and HOA are expressly prohibited from preventing the installation of solar collectors on residential rooftops. For more information on going solar in an HOA.
Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance.
For professionally installed solar panels, the answer to that question is no. Professional solar installers take precautions to make sure that there are no leaks or other damage from the attachment of the panels. Click here for for further information
Yes, modern solar panel systems are designed to hold up to nearly any type of weather possible. They’re manufactured and tested to withstand some of the worst conditions on the planet, meaning they’ll do just fine during one of our typical hurricanes here in Florida. In addition, local jurisdictions have made it a requirement only to install panels designed for our unique weather here in the Sunshine State. Click here for more information