Go Solar

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Enough solar radiation strikes the earth every day to meet our energy needs for a whole year. Photovoltaic (PV) systems are renewable generation systems that directly convert energy from sunlight into electricity.

PV systems work anytime the sun is shining, but they produce a greater amount of electricity when the sun is more intense and strikes the panels directly. As a result, PV output peaks mid-day when daily demand is greatest.

Download this fact sheet to learn about the following topics:

  • How solar works
  • Solar resources in the United States
  • Efficiency and installation size
  • Heat and performance relationship
  • Solar tracking
  • Maintenance and warranty
  • Financial incentives

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