Types of Solar Energy Systems
To make a wise investment in a new solar energy system, it is important
to do your research first. That’s why we’ve compiled a list
of information that we think you should know before going solar.
Mono-silicon is by far the most common type of solar unit because they
generate the most energy per inch. Their biggest drawback, however, is
their bulk. This limits your overall capacity but, due to their efficient
design (generating an average of 7 percent more electricity than other
types of systems), just a few panels will usually be sufficient.
These panels are slightly less efficient than monocrystalline, because
of their smaller size and lower levels of silicon. But, because they cheaper
to manufacture, the savings are passed to the consumer.
Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
This new solar design is built with aesthetics in mind. Solar shingles,
for example, are made to resemble the shingles on a house which creates
a seamless transition between building material and solar unit. Some BIPV
can even be used to replace other building materials which can help offset
the cost in new construction.
Solar Promotes Energy Independence
Unlike fossil fuels which are heavily taxed, the sun is all around us and
thus belongs to us all. Through the use of solar technology systems, we
can therefore reduce our dependence on this variable market without sacrificing
our hot showers.
Learn more about your options when you contact our solar panel experts in Calumet City today.