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Using the sun to produce electricity can reduce your electric bills significantly while helping you become more environmentally responsible. The amount of power you can generate depends on your location, roof orientation and solar insolation. You can also maximize the benefit of your investment by installing a solar battery and becoming fully self-sufficient.
The most common method for generating solar electricity uses photovoltaic cells, which are made of semiconductor material, usually silicon. When the cell absorbs sunlight, it knocks electrons loose, which creates an electric current that flows in one direction through metal contacts at the top and bottom of the cell. An inverter converts the direct current into utility-grade AC power that can be used to run appliances and lights.
Other solar technologies use solar thermal to heat water, or harness the sun’s heat to provide steam to drive a conventional power station. In addition, there are several government incentives that can help you recoup some of the upfront costs associated with solar installation.
It can take years to recoup the initial expenses associated with solar and begin saving on your electricity costs, but over time you’ll realize a significant return on your investment. Your financial situation and the length of time you plan to live in your home will affect how quickly you can recoup the upfront expenses.