Solar Panels

What are solar panels?

Solar panels are devices made up of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into electricity.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels work by capturing photons from sunlight and using them to create an electric current. When the sunlight hits the solar cells, it generates an electrical charge which is then converted into usable electricity.

What are the benefits of installing solar panels?

Installing solar panels has numerous benefits, including lower electricity bills, reduced carbon footprint, and potential financial incentives or tax credits.

How long do solar panels last?

On average, solar panels can last for 25 to 30 years. However, some manufacturers offer warranties for up to 25 years on the performance of their panels.

Can I install solar panels myself?

While it’s possible to install solar panels yourself, it is highly recommended to hire a professional installer who has experience in handling electrical connections and ensuring proper installation.

How much space do I need for solar panel installation?

The amount of space needed for solar panel installation depends on various factors such as your energy requirements and the efficiency of the chosen panels. On average, you would need around 100 square feet per kilowatt (kW) of installed capacity.

Are there any maintenance requirements for solar panels?

Solar panels require minimal maintenance as they have no moving parts but regular cleaning and inspection are recommended to ensure optimal performance. Cleaning can be done with water and a soft brush or sponge.

Can I use solar energy during power outages?

Yes, if you have a battery storage system connected to your solar panel installation, you can utilise stored energy during power outages. This allows you to have a source of electricity even when the grid is down.