Solar Modules

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Solar modules are the main component in a solar system. These photovoltaic (PV) panels produce electricity using sunlight; they do this without any moving parts and without any noise at all. The other major element is the inverter, which does the important job of converting the direct current into alternating current usable in households and businesses.

Because solar conversion is a simple process, solar modules are simple. With no parts to be lubricated, cleaned, or replaced, these modules have a 25-year warranty and a life expectancy of 40 years. Rain takes care of cleaning, but in an area with heavy dust or pollen, washing with a garden hose is sufficient.

Good Design and Solar Installation

A solar contractor with experience in related fields, such as general construction and electrical installation, will consult with you during a free site evaluation as to needs and design. On a property with excellent southern exposure to the sun and a slanted roof, installation might be flush with the roof. Otherwise, other arrangements of solar arrays can be created so performance is optimized.

Uppermost in the contractor's mind are maximum performance and aesthetically-pleasing appearance. Solar panels themselves are attractive additions to the roof of a house or business. Mounting hardware is made of stainless steel and anodized aluminum so that these elements also contribute to the appeal and durability of the system.


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