Today, a lot of your neighbors probably have solar panels on their homes, and you may have decided to invest in solar panels as well. Although solar panels are becoming more and more popular across the country, there are still a few little-known facts about them that you should know about.
Our technicians here at 3 Guys Solar, LLC wanted to share a couple few fun facts about solar panels that can make you a more knowledgeable solar panel owner or give you the extra push you need to invest in these eco-friendly features. Here are three things you should know:
- Solar efficiency — Today, solar panels can convert around 22 to 23% of sunlight into electricity. However, this number will likely increase as solar panel technology improves and becomes even more efficient.
- Space-powered solar — Solar panels are used for more than just powering homes and businesses. In fact, solar panels are often used in space exploration to power spacecraft and satellites. Due to the lack of atmosphere and obstructions in space, solar panels work even better in space than on earth.
- Ancient solar use — Using the energy from the sun is nothing new. In Greek and Roman times, people would harness the sunlight to light fires using mirrors or magnifying glasses.
There’s a lot more to know about solar panels and solar energy, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of this industry. If you want to know more about solar energy, solar panels, or anything else related to solar, we’re more than happy to talk to you. Contact us today to speak with one of our professionals.