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Do Solar Panels Keep Your Home Cooler?

Installing solar panels on your homes roof comes with more benefits than you may think. In addition to providing a steady source of electricity, you can expect cooler temperatures in your attic area and home. The solar panels in addition to absorbing some of the sun’s rays to transfer into electricity will reflect and act as a break for thermal energy.

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Passive Vs Active Solar

Using solar energy as a source of heating is growing in popularity for many reasons. Recycling solar energy is good for the environment and saves a lot of money on winter electricity bills. Active solar energy can be captured in solar heating systems and solar water heaters.

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How Solar Panel Systems Work

From sunrise to sunset, solar systems converts sunlight into electricity. The system turns on automatically in the morning and turns off automatically at night. A solar electricity system is comprised of 3 main sections: the solar panels, a solar inverter, and an electric meter. Additional components can be installed on a solar panel system that includes a battery storage, and a solar monitoring system.

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How To Connect Solar Panels To The Grid

Connecting your solar panel system to the grid has a ton of benefits including selling power back to your utility provider and having the security that your home will always have access to electricity. The process can be difficult if you are planning a do it yourself solar installation project, so it is best to leave an installation project to professionals. The pay off having continuous power and the financial reward from selling your power back to the utility provider is well worth connecting to the grid.

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How to Start a Solar Farm

With annual residential energy costs among the top in the nation, Texas is an excellent location for a solar farm. In 2015, solar energy capabilities increased by 65 percent, and there’s still plenty of need for solar energy. But, before you start looking for solar farm land, here’s some things to know about solar farm development.