Solar Classroom: Answering Your Solar Power Questions
What will buying a solar power system do for me?
1. You own your own home, now you can own your own power company. With a Sun Chariot Solar installed system you are generating the power needed to run all the electrical devices in your home. When you generate more than you need - the utility company buys that power from you!
2. You’re making an investment in your home. A 1999 study concluded that every dollar spent on energy efficiency increased property values by $20. Solar will save you money now - and help sell your home later, at a higher price!
3. It's good for the planet. If you believe that global warming is an issue; if you believe that our natural resources are not infinite; if you believe that renewable energy is our future than solar is for you. Be the change you wish to see around you, act now!
4. Solar Systems are more affordable than ever. With today’s state and federal incentives, going solar makes sound financial sense. Take advantage of these incentives and save as much as 50% off the cost of owning your own power company!
How Solar Works (it really is this simple!)
Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels convert the sun’s energy into DC power. (Solar Panels are usually mounted on your roof in a south-facing direction.)
The inverter converts the DC power generated by the solar panels into the AC electricity you use in your home or business.
The inverter is tied into the utility company so that at night you are still able to have electricity for your use and during the day, when you produce more power than you consume, you are selling that electricity back to the utility.