The Advantages of Solar Panel Installation

Written by Chad on . Posted in Sonoma county solar companies, Sonoma solar

Humanity has always needed a source of power, and for most of history, human and animal labor on farms or at blacksmith shops provided that energy. During the Industrial Revolution, meanwhile, steam power and factories appeared and mass production became possible. Steam power also drove trains and metal ships of the era. In the late 1800s, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison pioneered electricity and the inventions that drew power from it, and in the 20th century, nuclear power appeared as well. But all of these energy sources polluted the natural world with their byproducts, and the “go green” initiative is critical of that. By the late 20th century to early 21st, many newer and cleaner forms of power were devised, and today, solar panel companies are working had to install these solar panels around the world. Solar panel companies may set up these panels in large or small arrays alike, and this is more economically viable than ever before.

On Solar Power

A solar panel company is taking advantage of the enormous power of the sun. While a coal seam, oil patch, or natural gas pocket may be mined dry at some point, the sun generates enormous amounts of power at all times, and it is set to shine for another five billion years or so. In fact, more solar energy flows across the Earth than is used in all of industrial civilization at any moment. Many times more, in fact. The sun produces energy on a cosmic scale, and for all intents and purposes this energy source is infinite. It is constant, and cannot be exhausted. Better yet, solar panels generate no byproducts whatsoever during their operation. Instead, these panels contain electrons which are excited when exposed to solar power, and this crates electricity that is fed into nearby power grids. As long as an area has sunlight, these panels are in operation.

Such power is capable of replacing the function of fossil fuel burning power plants, and many nations and regions are indeed phasing out fossil fuel plants in favor of solar panel companies’ work and the installation of wind turbines (which don’t produce byproducts either). Many European nations have made public pledges to derive a certain percentage of their power from clean energy sources within the near future, such as Ireland and Germany. And while the United States doesn’t have a federal plan like this, many American states and cities have taken this upon themselves. Sunny states such as California and Texas are ideal for solar power, but many other states and cities are also making the transition to solar and wind power. How might this work?

Hiring Solar Panel Companies

This is a business, and in recent years, solar panel companies have enjoyed a lot of work since solar panel technology has become more economically viable than ever before. It has come a long way since the 1970s, at least, when solar panels were first innovated. These solar panel companies may be asked to install panels on the roofs of houses or small companies, for example, to create self-contained systems. A homeowner may contact and hire these solar panel companies for this work, and crews will install the panels’ brackets on the roof, then the panels themselves. Electricians and city officials will inspect the whole setup during and after installation, and the panels may be wired into the house as the final step. Then, the system is activated, and the house is removed from the public electric grid. The house will derive all of its power from solar energy, and may even send excess power to nearby power plants.

Many houses in sunny areas are doing this, but solar panels can be built on a large scale, too. Out in the wilderness, many solar panel arrays are being built, and these may contain hundreds or even thousands of solar panels that are working in tandem. This is commonly done in the expansive and sunny states of California and Texas, and such arrays may collect enough solar energy to power entire city blocks or neighborhoods at a time. This large-scale power input allows cities to shut down fossil fuel power plants and allow solar panel arrays to take over their job.

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