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3 Distinctive Features of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The principal way to harness solar energy for modern buildings is through the installation of photovoltaic (PV) cells. PV cells in solar panels on a roof convert solar radiation into direct electrical current, and they have numerous advantages that make them the fastest growing green technology on the planet.

You can bring this power right into your home with photovoltaic solar energy systems in Hilton Head, GA. The clean, free, and efficient power of the sun is here for you to use, and the solar energy professionals at AAction Air are ready to help you. Call us today to find out how we can better your life with a PV system installation.

I. They do not require any moving parts

Photovoltaic cells operate through semiconductors that display a photovoltaic effect, which means they create an electric current of excited electrons when exposed to sunlight. This requires no moving parts at all, and this makes PV cells both durable (the will not wear down due to motion stress) and inexpensive to operate. They do not require any outside power to run them aside from the sun, so you can have PV systems that are entirely off the electric grid. (There are also optional grid-connected systems that do not require batteries for electrical storage.)

II. They can power your whole home

When you first begin installing a photovoltaic solar energy system, it will probably be to power a single appliance: a water heater, an air conditioner. however, PVs are capable of supplying current to any electrical system in a home: lights, computers, laundry machines, pool heaters… your whole home can eventually convert to solar power thanks to the installation of PV cells.

III. They recoup installation costs faster than any other system

Installing solar energy panels often intimidates people because the costs are higher than for installing standard electro-mechanical or gas-power systems. When budgeting on the short-term, it’s true that PV solar energy systems can seem too costly. However, no sustainable or renewable energy source will pay back the amount needed to manufacture it than photovoltaics. Recent studies in Europe have shown these systems return their costs in 1.5–2.5 years, depending on the amount of solar exposure. Because of PV durability and longevity (thanks to having few moving parts), they offer homeowners many years after the payback period of providing essentially free power.

Installing photovoltaic solar energy systems in Hilton Head, GA, as with installing them anywhere, is a task for specialists only. You will not have a guarantee that your PV solar energy system will operate efficiently and deliver you the savings you want if amateurs handle the job (or you try to do it yourself).

If you are interested in solar energy for your home or business call AAction Air today to talk to a staff of solar experts who can find out the best way to hook up your home for solar energy.

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Solar Guide: What You Need to Know About Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Solar energy is an affordable, clean and sustainable energy source. It is also quite versatile, and can be used for anything from providing electricity to your home, providing hot water and even heating your pool. Of course, one of the main reasons many people turn to solar energy in Savannah is the efficiency with which these systems work. Here is some important information for you to know about solar energy and energy efficiency, compliments of the solar experts here at AAction Air.

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems

If you’re interested in providing electricity to your home with solar energy, a photovoltaic system may be right for you. These systems make for very cost effective power, and are ideal for homes where it is inconvenient or expensive to use conventional power lines. The amount of electricity produced by you PV system does vary with access to light, of course, so it is important that you consider the amount of solar energy available for use in your area. You can install a stand-alone PV system, which is totally off the grid, or a connected system that can be backed up by your local electrical grid. Using solar energy is much more affordable than purchasing electricity, but there are a number of components necessary that can swell the initial cost and installation of these systems.

Passive Solar Systems

A passive solar system can minimize the amount of energy used in your home by reducing heating and cooling loads before meeting those reduced loads with solar energy. Heat is collected through south-facing windows and stored. This stored energy is then transferred and distributed in a few different ways. A passive solar energy system can greatly reduce your energy consumption, but your home must meet certain efficiency criteria and design specifications to make it worthwhile. It is important to discuss all of these points with a Savannah solar professional.

We hope this information is helpful. There is a lot of information to process when deciding if solar energy is right for your Savannah home, so don’t hesitate to ask questions. Call AAction Air if you are interested in installing a solar energy system in your home!

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