Solar Heating Homes
Winter is breathing down our backs and if they have not announced it yet, they will soon, heating energy prices will be going up, probably due to the BP oil spill, it’s still good for an excuse to charge you more to stay comfortable in your home. Every year you hear the same old story, this basically a annual heat tax, I am tired, your tired, were tired, lets do something!
Solar heat from solar energy, yes solar heat from solar energy. We need to move on this not only in individually but as a country, we can be free from our addiction to oil, we can be free from third world countries stealing our income and hard earned money, we can move to an infinite supply of energy from our sun.
Solar energy can heat our homes, our water, our pools, our Jacuzzi’s and anything else, we need to put our country to work, manage our politicians, and take back our middle class life style, stolen from us by the energy companies. Lets start by converting our homes, our automobiles.
Solar energy has been tapped for years, converting it so that it supplies our homes will take time but the technology is here today, we have been led astray by corporations invested in oil, politicians in the pockets of lobbyists and most of all greed.
The Success Groups and Success Solar Groups can lead the way, they have the resources, the people, the know how, they can guide you to converting your home into a energy efficient and money saving unit, this will increase its resale value tremendously, its time to get on board, have you heard about “ Solar PhotoVoltaic Energy Systems”, well Success Solar Groups can educate you on this important technology.
We endorse this technology because it has proven to save money for people over time and will become as common as air conditioning systems, and this is but one solar energy system that is gaining popularity. Residential On-Grid Systems, On-Grid with Battery Backup Systems, Custom Grid Tied Solar Electric Systems are other very poplar systems available to home owners.
How does a residential solar electric system work?
Solar cells in the modules mounted on your roof convert sunlight directly into DC power. A component called an inverter converts this DC power into AC power that can be used in your home. The system is interconnected with your utility. During the day, if your solar system produces more electricity than your home is using, your utility may allow net metering or the crediting of your utility account for the excess power generated being returned to the grid. Your utility would provide power as usual at night and during the day when your electricity demand exceeds that produced by your solar system. Systems are also available with a battery backup. Part of the power produced by your solar system during the day is used to charge the batteries, which provide power for your critical loads in the event of a power outage.
Will my system work at night?
No. Sunlight must be present for your solar modules to produce power. At night, you draw power from your utility.
Will my system work on cloudy days?
Yes, though they produce less electricity. Under a light overcast sky, panels might produce about half as much as under full sun.
What happens during a power outage?
We offer two types of solar residential systems. One type of system powers your home during daylight hours, but does not provide power in an outage, even on a sunny day. Another type of system powers your home during daylight hours, but also has a battery backup designed to provide power to your home’s critical loads during an outage, day or night.
Does your solar system make hot water?
No. People often confuse our products with solar thermal panels that involve water circulating through tubes to be heated by the sun for swimming pool water heating. Our solar modules convert sunlight into electric current to operate appliances, motors, pumps and other devices.
How can I tell a water heating panel from a solar electric module?
Solar electric modules are typically one to two inches (2.5 to 5 cm) thick with 32 or more three to four inch (7.5 to 10 cm) blue or black solar cells on the back of the cover glass. Solar water heating panels are generally much thicker and may have tubes connected to a flat black plate under the glass, or a black tank inside the collector panel.
The Success Solar Group will be addressing these issues in the coming weeks to help consumers find answers to their energy questions, keep an eye out for us.