Solar electricity is the conversion of sunlight or photons into electricity. This is done using special materials known as photovoltaic (PV) panels, which were first developed in 1954 by Bell Laboratories for use by NASA. This space-age technology has come down to earth for use on all seven continents by homes, businesses, ranches and farms. Solar is safe (all components are UL listed and certified) and quite reliable
The two main factors are the amount sunlight you get throughout the day and the amount of open roof space. We can give you a quick assessment by looking at satellite photos (if possible) of your property. If your roof looks good, we will schedule a follow-up residential or commercial consultation where one of our experts will survey your site to evaluate if a solar power system will fit with your architecture and meet your energy needs.
Electricity is produced by sunlight striking the surface of multiple PV panels. The electricity produced is in DC, much like your car battery. That DC power must be converted to AC which is the form sent by the electric company to your home or business. Your solar electricity system is physically connected to your electric company
No. Solar Buzz will switch your home or business over to solar with no changes to your normal activities. We get your system up and running quickly so you can start saving money and using clean energy.
A typical residential roof installation takes roughly 3-5 days and a typical commercial installation can take 1-3 weeks from the start installation. This process varies depending on the complexity of roof and number of panels being installed. In our design proposal we will include an estimated installation time.
The option to install a battery back up system depends on your energy needs. The battery back up system does raise the price of a solar system but the trade off is full in-dependency from the electric company. You do not have to have a battery back up system for your solar system, as you will still be tied into the electric company
The power you receive from your solar system is a direct result of sunlight; it will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy. Your system will also produce no energy at nighttime. As previously mentioned your Solar Buzz solar system will be interconnected to your local utility grid or have a battery back up system so you will always have power even during black outs. For a home that is completely off grid (not connected to the electric company
A 10% efficient PV system will generate up to 180 kilowatt-hours per square meter. A PV system rated at 1 kilowatt will produce up to 1800 kilowatt-hours a year. Allowing for a loss of efficiency of less than 1% per annum. Such a PV system could generate close to 36,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity over 20 years and close to 54,000 kilowatt-hours over 30 years. This means that a 1Kw PV system generates more than US $10,000 worth of electricity over 30 years. In many countries, preferential rates are paid for solar-generated electricity and various other grants and tax incentives are available that improve the economics of PV.