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Photovoltaics, a great deal!

Photovoltaics (PV) is a solar energy technology that uses the unique properties of certain semiconductors to directly convert Solar Radiation into electricity.

A PV System is an electrical system, consisting of a PV module array and other electrical components needed to convert solar energy into electricity usable by loads. These components can be arranged in many ways to design PV Systems for different situations, but the most common configuration is a utility-connected system, which is found on commercial and residential buildings. These PV Systems may or may not include battery storage and the array is usually mounted on rooftop or nearby on the ground.

A load is a piece of equipment that consumes electricity. Examples of loads include lights, pumps, heaters, motors, and electronics.

ADVANTAGES

PV Systems may save the consumer a great deal of money. Benefits of PV Systems add value beyond the potential financial savings. Many PV Systems owners place a high importance on producing clean “green” energy. Photovoltaics is an environmental friendly technology that produces energy with no noise or pollution. Also, PV Systems are very flexible and can be adapted to many different applications. The module nature of PV arrays and other components make systems easy to expand to increased capacity. Since there are no moving parts, PV Systems are extremely reliable and last a long time with minimal maintenance.

PV Systems also offer energy independence and can also be used to hedge against future energy rates increases.

 

DISADVANTAGES

There are, however, some disadvantages to PV Systems that have somewhat limited their use. Currently, the most significant issue is the initial cost of a PV System, that is the main reason why you need to take advantage of the benefit that is being promoted by the Federal Government, of Zero Down payment and Zero Installation costs. FUNDING IS NOT GONNA LAST FOREVER!

The available of solar radiation resource at a particular location determines the feasibility of producing appreciable amounts of power. Take advantage of living in The Sunshine State.

There is also a lack of knowledge among some groups and in some areas about the potential of solar energy systems, particularly photovoltaics. Consumers may not know what type of systems available and what type of PV Systems they need. It may be difficult to find a qualified installer in their area, or their installation may be hindered by limited knowledge of PV Systems and their requirements among the local utilities and building codes.

The industry is involved in educating the public and related organizations about Solar Energy, through publicity, training, programs, cooperative projects, legislations, incentives, and other activities.

COME, JOIN US, BECOME A PV SYSTEM INSTALLER, LEARN HOW TO EDUCATE OTHER PERSONS AND BE PART OF OUR TEAM. WE ARE HERE TO LEAD YOU IN THIS PATH.

 

ANDREA PERNIA

Master in Renewable Energies and Energy Projects.

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