If you’re like us, you like to know how things work. You tinker with things, enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together. Ever been curious about how solar panels work? You aren’t alone, so that’s why we’re simplifying the process for you, so you can have a better understanding of this amazing process, thanks to Ehow.com.

As the sun’s rays travel to Earth, their radiation heats its surface. By harnessing this radiation in photovoltaic cells, solar panels can convert the light into energy, via the conductor’s release of electrons.This energy can then be used either as a heating source (solar water heating) or a power source (solar electricity).

Solar electricity is processed from the conductors, into a current, which then has to be inverted for use in your home. Solar water heating is transferred from the collector into the home’s water system, either through a passive or active system, based on the environmental needs of your home. A passive system, while simpler and easier to maintain, cannot be used in freezing temperatures because of the exposure of the pipes.

All in all, solar water heating and electric systems are great options for those who are interested in a readily available energy source to provide hot water and electricity for their home or business. Contact us at (916) 853-2700 with any questions you have about the ins and outs of our systems. We would love the chance to work with you!

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