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What is thin film solar power and should I use it on my house?

Thin film solar power is an alternate technology for turning the sun’s photons into electricity as apposed to the original method using silicon crystal based solar cells. The thin film panels offer some advantages over silicon cells but at this stage of their development they are not as efficient nor less expensive per watt so [...]

By | April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Which solar panels are the best?

To decode which of the hundreds of solar panel manufactures is the best a few questions must first be answered about what one is trying to achieve. The simple answer is that the best warranty, the highest efficiency, and best performing solar PV panel is unquestionably the best. But not everyone may need the best. [...]

By | April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should I buy American made solar panels?

Buying American made solar PV panels vs. foreign panels is a matter of how price sensitive one is. Solar panels like all consumer goods come in a varying degree of quality, efficiency, warranties, and manufacture stability. Like automobiles, today many components come from countries all over the world so knowing only where something was assembled [...]

By | April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Will solar power still work if the grid power goes out?

When the grid power goes off most solar photovoltaic system will shut down automatically also. This is a built in safety feature to protect power company linemen working on the wires from being electrocuted by solar photovoltaic back flowing to the grid and electrifying power lines they assumed were turned off. However, if maintaining the [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Can I put solar on my garage?

If it is an attached garage then most definitely. And if it is a detached garage the answer is still yes, the only question is how far away from the homes meter or main circuit breaker panel is the structure. The only limiting factors is the ability to run an underground conduit with wires to [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why do all solar companies ask for electricity usage?

The best way for any professional solar PV designer to custom design the right system for a customer is for the customer to provide the historic electric consumption for the structure they wish to add solar to. In this way a system can be sized appropriately to meet the assumed future demand based on historical [...]

By | April 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does my house need to face a certain way for solar panels to be beneficial? / What direction is the best facing for solar panels?

Any structure has a roof that can be made to work with a solar Photovoltaic system. South is always best but east and west work fine. It is just the north face we do not use without adjusting the angle to the sun. Since Colorado is in the northern hemisphere and not at the equator, [...]

By | April 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How much does an individual solar panel cost?

In the last decade the proliferation of solar Photovoltaic has cause the price of the panels to be cut to a fourth of what they were in 2010. So the panels now are a commodity, rather than the big cost driver of the total system that they use to be. A typical mid range quality [...]

By | April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can a solar system power my Electric car?

EV owners, Congratulations, you have purchased the most amazing type of automobile on the market today! I know… as I have been an electric vehicle (EV) owner since 2011 and absolutely love my electric car! Now it is time to go to the next level and power your car from the sun’s photons. While your [...]

By | April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does the Efficiency of a solar panel matter?

The simple answer is not really. All a customer really should care about is can enough solar panels be placed own the roof to power the home completely for the entire year and does the panel manufacture have an industry standard warranty. If the less expensive, lower efficiency panels can not produce all the power [...]

By | April 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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