If you've lived in Florida for any amount of time, then you know that our moniker of "the sunshine state" is not misplaced. Most days of the year, we have ample sunshine beating down upon us. Considering the vast amount of sunshine that we enjoy in this area throughout the year, it only makes sense to utilize that energy source in any way possible. This extends far beyond using it to bronze our skin, and into the realm of powering our homes via a solar electric system.
Should you decide that solar electricity in Pensacola, FL is something that you'd like to pursue in your residence, know that you must schedule any and all solar electrical services with knowledgeable, experienced professionals. You'll discover that converting your home to the use of solar electricity is not cheap, though there are many financial benefits and incentives in place to alleviate the initial cost. However, you still cannot afford to take chances with the quality of your solar electrical system installation. When you work with Lee Heating & Cooling, you can count on nothing shy of truly outstanding service quality.
The solar energy specialists at Lee Heating & Cooling provides solar electricity systems and services in Pensacola and the surrounding areas.
To utilize solar energy in your home for powering your electronics, appliances and other devices that use electricity, you are going to need a photovoltaic system installed on your property. A photovoltaic, or PV system, uses energy from the sun, even on cloudier days, in order to create electricity. The amount of sunshine that our homes are exposed to makes the use of solar electricity a very viable option.
You’ve likely seen solar, or PV, panels atop a home or standing in an open area at some point. These panels are essentially the building block of any solar electricity system, while the solar cell is the basic building block of these panels. The cells, which are grouped onto panels, hold semiconductor materials, which absorb sunlight. Solar energy, in a process known as the "photoelectric effect," frees electrons from atoms, and these electrons form an electrical current as they travel into a circuit within the cells. This energy can be used immediately, or, depending upon the equipment that you choose, can be stored in batteries for later use.
If you are planning on having a solar electricity system installed on your property, then it is absolutely necessary that you schedule your solar electricity system installation with a qualified solar technician. You don’t want to cut corners, only to find that in doing so you’ve wound up with a system incapable of meeting your electrical needs. Our technicians will ensure that all of the wiring is completed properly, so that your system operates safely, and that all necessary components are expertly installed.
In addition to your basic solar panel arrays, you must also have the appropriate balance–of–system equipment in place in order to reap the full benefits of your system. The necessary balance–of–system equipment varies depending upon whether you have a standalone, off the grid type of system, if you are still tied into the electric grid, or if you have a hybrid system. It will include the wiring and mounting racks/hardware for the panels, as well as power conditioning equipment, storage batteries, and, if you so choose, a standby generator. It all sounds, and is, rather complex, but that’s the beauty of scheduling your solar electricity services with us: we make sure that you have everything that you need for the worry–free utilization of solar electricity in your home.