Tag Archives: solar power systems

Two Large Solar Projects Completed

  Last week, two large solar system installations in different locations were completed. Hopefully more companies will follow suit and get their facilities running on solar energy as well. Let’s take a look at the two recently-completed solar systems. First we have an 800 kW power plant installed by Pacific Power Management for Sierra Aluminum […]

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 […]

Save Money with Solar Power

One way to use solar power to save money is through the use of a practice called “Net Metering.” What is Net Metering? Net Metering is the practice of consumers “selling” energy to the electricity companies when they have some form of renewable energy facility installed at their home and a surplus is created. A […]