Solar Energy

Carbon Footprint

Our carbon footprint is the amount of carbon emissions (pollutants) we generate through our use of fossil fuels. Using solar power or other renewable energyA renewal energy resource is an energy resource that is regenerative or virtually inexhaustible. Typical examples are solar, wind, geothermal, and water. Renewable energy reduces our carbon footprint,… More reduces our carbon footprint.

Direct current (DC)

Direct current is a type of electricity transmission and distribution by which electricity flows in one direction through the conductor, usually relatively low voltage and high current. This is the type of current created by your solar panels. To be used for homes, DC must be converted to alternating current (AC)Alternating current is a type of electrical current, the direction of which is reversed at regular intervals or cycles. In… More using an inverterAn Inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity. This converts power from… More.

Alternating current (AC)

Alternating current is a type of electrical current, the direction of which is reversed at regular intervals or cycles. In the United States, the standard is 120 reversals or 60 cycles per second. Electricity transmission networks use AC because voltage can be controlled with relative ease. This is the type of current used by homes and buildings.

kWh and MWh

kWh and MWhkWh and MWh are measurements of energy production and usage. kWh stands for kilowatt hour. MWh stands for megawatt hour…. More are measurements of energy production and usage. kWh stands for kilowatt hour. MWh stands for megawatt hour.

Photovoltaic (PV)

The process by which sunlight is converted into energy. The sun emits photons (light), which generates electricity when they strike a photovoltaic cell. A photovoltaic module is another term for a solar panelA solar panel (often used interchangeably with PV module) is a panel designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a… More.

Solar Energy

Solar energySolar energy is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. Solar energy is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours… More is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. Solar energySolar energy is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. Solar energy is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours… More is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours (MWh).

Renewable Energy

A renewal energy resource is an energy resource that is regenerative or virtually inexhaustible. Typical examples are solar, wind, geothermal, and water. Renewable energyA renewal energy resource is an energy resource that is regenerative or virtually inexhaustible. Typical examples are solar, wind, geothermal,… More reduces our carbon footprint, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

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