Over the last ten years, solar energy has ramped up its game. If it seems that more and more people are choosing solar powered products and swapping their power sources for more renewable options…well, it’s because they are! Nowadays it’s easy to incorporate at least some solar into your daily life. In this blog, learn how solar works, how it impacts you and the world, and how you can use solar to your benefit at home.
How does solar work?
Photovoltaic cells absorb the sun’s energy and convert it to direct current (DC) electricity. The solar inverter then converts DC electricity from your solar modules to AC (alternating current) electricity, which is used by most home appliances. Electricity flows, powering your home and products.
How does solar impact me?
Solar can lower the costs of your energy consumption by relying less on the classic electrical grid system. Powering your home and cleaning your pool with solar energy can significantly cut monthly electricity costs by hundreds of dollars. Homes that spend an average of $200 a month on energy costs can see savings of over $55,000 over a 25 year period – that would fully cover an entire month of electricity bills for 300 months!