is Solar Power?
put, solar power is the generating of electricity when photovoltaic
cells convert sunlight to electrical energy. Sunlight is made of photons,
(which can be thought of as a packet of light), strikes a photovoltaic
cell, which causes electrons to flow within the cell.
When enough electrons flow, a current is generated; thus you have
place enough photovoltaic cells, also called solar cells, together
you can even generate enough electricity to power your entire household.
can I use solar cells?
can use solar panels (photovoltaics) anywhere you need power. For
example, TEKCEL Solar can install for you solar panels on the roof
of your home or cottage, thus reducing or removing your reliance
on Hydro generated electricity.(See Green Power or Grid Tie for
cells can also be used in to provide power for lights, for use in
bus shelters, billboards, traffic lights and signs.
you are at it, why not power you RV or your boat?
many Solar panels do I need? I am going Grid connected.
Intertie tied system, also known as grid tied
system feeds off the utility during the dark winter months, mostly from
December to February. During times of excessive power production, the
electricity can be sold back into the utility grid for either credit,
or cash. Unfortunately, it depends on your local government and power
company on how you are credited. Check with your local authority.
of solar panels required is determined by the kilowatts (kWhrs) used
in one day (24hrs). This information can be obtained from your local
utility electric bill. This value will allow you to calculate ROUGHLY
how many panels to take care of 100% of your power needs. Do to either
financial or amount of available space, this may not be feasable.