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Commercial Solar Panel installs on different business and building types

Commercial Solar Install Cost & Time

Fri, Feb 4, 2022

Whether it's to cut utility costs, reduce their carbon footprints, or simply make a sound investment decision, commercial entities are increasingly turning to solar energy to power their operations.

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How The Grid Works

Thu, Jan 20, 2022

The field of solar energy has seen rapid advancements in technology, making it more efficient and more affordable than ever before. As such, the number of residential and commercial property owners installing solar panels has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Of the several types of solar systems installed across the country, on-grid solar systems are the most widely implemented.

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Do Solar Panels Still Function in the Winter?

Fri, Jan 7, 2022

During the summertime, solar can power your entire facility. But what will happen when the days get shorter and temperatures drop? Do solar panels still function in the winter?

The answer is yes, solar panels function during the winter. Converting sunlight to electricity actually works better in colder temperatures, meaning solar panels often improve in efficiency during the winter months. Most residential homes will see some reduction in total power generation due to fewer daylight hours or excess cloud cover, but increased efficiency helps minimize this.

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Residential home with solar panels and a bright sunny sky with clouds

How Much Sun Do Solar Panels Need?

Wed, Dec 22, 2021

There are plenty of obstructions to sunlight—take a look out your window right now, and you can probably see a handful. Trees, clouds, buildings, weather conditions, and more, each obstruction can get between your solar panels and the sun. But do these obstructions have any impact on the power you get from a solar array?

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