A light cleaning and some checking for wear are the only maintenance that solar panels need. They typically don’t have moving parts, unless built on tracking mounts, and are built to withstand the elements for years at a time.
Solar panels still produce energy on overcast days; they just produce less of it.
Solar output on cloudy days runs at about 25% of average capacity. The panels still work, but they are working with their energy source being blocked for the most part. Both clouds and fog still allow some sun to reach your roof. Solar cells are made to capture a broad range of the solar spectrum. This allows the panels to continue working even on overcast days.
Are you a homeowner? Are you intent on selling your home? If you are, have you ever asked yourself if it’s worth installing solar panels? While you might be environmentally conscious, the financial burden of installation may seem like a bit too much to stomach.
Solar power can cost less than you thought. Are you installing solar panels and equipment? There’s tax relief for that! The ENERGY STAR program allows individuals and businesses to get a tax credit for solar projects. CAM Solar wants you to use this program for your commercial and residential solar panel projects.
The state of Texas has been a national leader in embracing solar technology for quite some time, and now its capital city is furthering its legacy with an ambitious new endeavor.
Good news for those of us in the Alamo City: A recent report by the Environment Texas Research & Policy Center announced that San Antonio ranks in the top 10 U.S. cities as leaders in solar energy.