How Solar Works
The Photoelectric Effect is the phenomena responsible for the operation of photovoltaic solar cells.
This effect is what causes electrons to be emitted from silicon cells after the absorption of visible
light photons. Basically, what is happening is that sunlight “particles” travel through space. Continue
reading further about how solar works. Also available, The History of Solar time-line.
Residential solar PV systems in United States have become increasingly popular in the last
decade, especially beginning in 2006 when the 30% solar investment tax credit first became
available. With that policy change, a rapid growth of residential PV had begun and is continuing
today. In 2008, the residential solar market has doubled, according to Solar Energy Industries
Association (SEIA), and the annual growth has been increasing ever since. Since 2006 the prices
on solar equipment have been dropping at the same time, but also did the state and utility
incentives. Continue reading about residential solar.
Take control of your business energy cost by generating your own solar power. Many local, state
and federal tax credits along with utility incentives makes going solar a very smart business
decision. Read more about going solar in your business.
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