Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into energy and electricity. A great way to explain this is to think of anything glow in the dark. As a child, how did you get your glow in the dark objects to glow as brightly as possible? You left it under a lamp for a while or out in the sun. Think of this on a much larger scale and you will understand solar power.
What it can do:
- Heat homes & water
- Store energy in batteries for later use
- Power electric vehicles
- Produce light
- Fuel household appliances
The benefits of solar power:
- Provides clean and renewable energy
- Saves on electrical costs
- Preserves energy and helps the environment
How does it work?
There are many options when it comes to solar power. One of the most beneficial ways is through solar panels placed on a roof. The ideal roof will have no shade areas or trees covering the panels. The sun beaming on the panels will supply energy and electricity to the home.
If covering your entire roof with panels is too big of a leap there are also inverters. The inverter is usually placed in an accessible area near the main electrical and connected to the electricity production meter and net meter. Power is then balanced between solar energy and regular electricity. When more solar energy is being produced the system will utilize that, ultimately lowering electrical use and costs.
Trying to figure out the best solar option for your home and needs can be difficult. Luckily, local electricians from Artisan Electric are here to help!
Give Artisan Electric a call at 603-743-4005 and get set up with a residential electrician from the Portsmouth and Seacoast area.