Solar power for your home
How do solar photovoltaic panels work?
Solar PV panels absorb the sun’s energy all day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to AC electricity for general use. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid thru net metering.
What happens to my electricity bill if I have solar panels?
Unless your solar energy system includes battery storage and you are fully off the grid, you will still receive a bill from your electricity department. However, you can dramatically reduce your bill, or even cut the amount you owe to nil, with a solar panel system that matches your energy use.
Do solar panels work in a power out?
If your solar panel system is connected to the grid, it will shut off in the event of power outrages. This is to prevent emergency responders and electricity utility repair-people from being injured by your panels sending power back to the grid.
How long does a solar power system last?
Solar panels use durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for upto 25 years that they will generate power. At SolarMaxx we normally offer a warranty on most of our panels for 25 years. All you need to do is get your panels dusted off once in a while for maximum output or get the snow cleared if you are in the north. In general, solar panels are very durable and capable of withstanding snow, wind, and hail. The various components of your solar power system may need to be replaced at different times, but your system should continue to generate electricity for 25 years.
Is my roof suitable for solar?
South-facing roofs with little to no shade and enough space to fit a solar panel system are ideal for installing solar panels. However, in many cases there are workarounds if your home doesn’t have the ideal solar roof. Send us an email with your monthly consumption, terrace size, direction of the roof and our experts will evaluate your roof top for free and make a visit if needed.
Will solar spoil the beauty of my premise?
Solar panels are noticeable additives to a house so it’s very understandable as to the concern regarding how it alters the home’s look. Our experts will provide you with a system design and give you a proper layout of the placement. Most people do not have a problem with the way a solar panels looks. On the contrary to what some may think is unattractive, the installations could actually trigger interest and even a little envy from those who drive by. Those who own visible solar panels, in a way, take leadership in encouraging the community to take action towards alternative energy without actually verbalizing it.
What size solar energy system should I get?
The size of your solar energy system will depend on how much electricity you use on a monthly basis, as well as the weather conditions where you live. Take a look at your past electricity bills and simple call us.
How do I choose a solar installer?
Choosing the right company to fulfill your requirements is an important step in switching your premise to solar. Confirm that they have relevant experience and can provide references. If you have multiple quotes from different solar installers, comparing them can be difficult. Not all solar installers use the same underlying assumptions and metrics when they provide equipment and options to homeowners.
What are the different types of power inverters?
Power inverters convert the electricity your panels produce from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) power. There are mainly two types of inverters: string and centralized inverters. Small premises or homes require string inverters.
If you have any other questions related to your house, please feel free to write to us.