Tag Archives: photovoltaic

How Do Residential Solar Electric Systems Work?

Solar electric systems, also called photovoltaic (PV) systems, convert sunlight into electricity. This is done using solar cells, the basic building blocks of PV systems. Solar cells are made out semiconductor materials, silicone being one of the most common semiconductor materials. When sunlight is absorbed by a semiconductor (as in a solar panel) the sunlight […]

Solar-Powered Homes

There are many ways of benefiting from nature’s resources and from clean energy as a home owner. In fact, proper design of a home needs to take many factors into account if one is to create energy-efficient living quarters. Home owner who wish to be energy-efficient need to consider using passive solar heating, photovoltaic modules, […]

Solar Panels In Cold Climates

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to live in a hot climate in order to benefit from clean renewable energy sources such as solar power. In fact solar panels convert sunlight into electricity more effectively in colder temperatures. This phenomenon is due to the fact that the colder a material is, the better […]

Photovoltaic Cells

As the world advances, new technologies arise – or, in some cases, older technologies are exhumed and improved upon. Although most people are under the impression that the field of photovoltaics is a new subject, based on recent invention, this is not actually the case. But first of all lets take a look at what […]

Renewable Energy Incentive in Florida

Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO) a utility company of northwest Florida is has of recently started offering net metering to residential and commercial customers with photovoltaic (PV) or wind energy systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net metering is the practice of allowing owners of renewable energy sources to automatically sell any excess electricity […]