PV Solar

Photovoltaic Solar Basics

What technology can reliably generate electricity for decades without emitting any pollutants and save you money in the process?

Solar electric panels, of course.  Solar electric, or photovoltaic panels transform the sun's energy directly into electricity. The energy generated by the panels can be used to seamlessly power your home or business, or be sent back into the grid for purchase by your utility provider. One of the best aspects of solar panel technology is that it converts sunlight, an unlimited source of energy, into electricity.

So how does this clean, green, technology work?

1. Photovoltaic solar panels absorb the energy from the sun in the form of photons and convert the energy into direct current electricity.

2. This electricity travels out of the panels and into a device called an inverter, which transforms direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity,

3. It is then used in your home offsetting you electrical draw from your utility. If the PV solar panels produce more electricity than you use, the excess is sent back into the power grid and bought by your utility company. In this situation you can literally watch your electric meter run backwards and earn credits for future use!

EvenGreen Technology can easily install and integrate PV solar panels into any home's energy system. Unlike many other forms of alternative energy, solar panels can be set up in a location where they cause no inconvenience and are aesthetically pleasing. Most systems are mounted on rooftops, completely out of the way.

Energy Savings ($0.07 per kWh for life)

The easiest way to explain the savings you will generate from solar energy is a levelized cost of power. As we know our utility prices are increasing every year and will continue to do so at a utility estimated 4% annually. With solar you will create a consistent cost of power without rate increases at 6-7 cents per kWh. This is roughly a 50% savings per kWh on utility cost over 25 years. These savings are grater for those with large power bills. The most effective way to see a realized savings amount is to use the EvenGreen Solar Calculator to see just what and how many panels will work best for your target production and the amount of money at your disposal.

Longevity (Minimum 25 years)

For many years solar panels were looked at as a very expensive, and often ineffective means of creating energy. In the last decade this perception has nearly all but vanished as solar cells have nearly tripled in production capability and longevity over the last two decades. With the immensely increased cell efficiency and 75% lower pricing over this time period, solar panels are most often warrantied for 25 years thus providing consumers with a much more viable solution in regards to the up front investment. The Federal Government has also done its part to make solar a staple in our society, pushing the limits of research and development to continually improve cell efficiency and have also made the incentives/rebates very attractive to help home/business owners alike commit to reducing the demand on the grid.