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What is the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour?

The difference between a kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the most misunderstood topic of understanding electricity and how we measure power and consumption/production. Both concepts are referenced when talking about a photovoltaic solar system and important to understand before buying a solar PV system. kW measure power, it represents the actual electrical size of [...]

By |2020-10-28T16:15:44-06:00May 8th, 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 |2020-10-28T16:15:44-06:00April 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 |2020-11-30T11:31:27-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|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 |2020-10-28T16:15:45-06:00April 20th, 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 |2020-11-30T11:31:27-07:00April 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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