Understand Solar Energy

Understand Solar Energy & the Technology

Learn all about solar energy and the technology behind it.

  • What is Solar Energy?

    Solar energy systems turn the sun’s radiation into usable energy to heat water and air and to power all of your electrical necessities and luxury items in your home or commercial space.

  • Is Solar Energy Reliable?

    The amount of energy that hits the Earth from the sun in a year is so great that it is equal to twice that of all coal, oil, natural gas and other resources can ever generate. Enough energy falls on the earths surface in one hour to power everything on it for one year.

  • How does Solar Energy Work?

    • Solar Thermal (Water & Air)

      It is one of the most cost-effective renewable energy systems. Solar collectors gather the sun’s energy to heat water or other heat transfer fluids (depending on your geographical climate). That harnessed heat is then used to heat your water supply and/or heat your home or business.

    • Solar PV (Electricity)

      PV systems harness the suns energy and convert it into usable electricity. These systems have the potential to offset 100% of your electrical load. Your entire home or business can run on the energy produced from the solar panels.

  • Why Solar Energy?

    A properly designed solar system will pay for itself. Federal and local governments offer tax incentives and rebates to encourage this alternative way to power your life.Solar energy, renewable energy, accounts for 7% of the world’s energy consumption, while we rely on fossil fuel for 93% of the world’s energy supply. The fact is fossil fuels are non-renewable, which means that one day they will be depleted.

    Whether it is out of environmental concern (clean renewable power) or economic reasons (the sun is free and never ending), it’s a win-win situation.