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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.

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What Are Solar Windows?

Solar windows are windows that function as solar panels to harvest the sun’s energy and convert it to electricity. Building owners can purchase solar windows to replace existing windows or buy solar film to retrofit existing windows. There are a variety of solar windows available, but what exactly are the benefits and challenges of this new technology?