The Power of the Sun!

“Every 24 hours, enough sunlight touches the Earth to provide the energy for the entire planet for 24 years.”

– Martha Maeda, How to Solar Power Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

 

Solar Energy

By |2018-07-05T12:05:04+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Incredible Uses of Solar Panels

Solar panels are used for a lot more purposes today than they ever were before. Alternative sources of energy such as solar have been around for centuries. It is no surprise that ways that the sun’s energy through solar technology has changed dramatically over the years. The uses range from highly utilitarian to fun and entertaining concepts. Solar technology is great for the environment and helps accomplish tasks that would in turn require conventional batteries or power from utility lines. Whichever way you choose to make use of solar, the positive effect on the environment will be felt in a constructive way around the world.

One practical use of solar is on portable power banks. These are currently on the market and they can charge your devices on the fly. All you need is a USB cable and your device. You simply just have to plug your USB device into the power bank and it charges! Many of these power banks have a small solar panel attached to them so you will never run of out of energy and continually charge even when the internal battery runs out. These can be very applicable while camping outdoors or when you are out and about. Other cool innovations that help charge devices include backpacks or vests that are equipped with solar panels. These packs create low voltage power that can energize cell phones, notebook computers, tablets, MP3 players and many other mobile devices. This technology is very handy for those who travel long distances on foot, whether it’s going hiking or children in hot countries around the world who walk miles to school and back every day.

Further high-tech inventions include solar powered cars, solar cookers, solar umbrellas, solar fountains, solar cinemas, solar powered Wi-Fi garbage cans, sun mirrors, solar water heaters, and even spherical sun power generators! It’s safe to say that the world is progressing to be more green and utilize the sun’s energy for positive gain!

 

Incredible Uses of Solar Panels

By |2018-06-28T19:33:52+00:00June 28th, 2018|

The Future of Solar Energy

The sun is the biggest star and it is full of energy. Solar energy comes from sunlight that reaches the Earth. The total amount of sunlight that reaches the Earth varies on a variety of factors such as the location, time of day, time of year, and weather conditions. The sun has been producing energy for billions of years. Hence, solar energy has been used by people for hundreds of years to cook food, stay warm, and even dry clothes. It has progressed to the point that now it even creates electricity.

Solar panels are created by putting solar cells together. Solar panels are placed on your home’s roof to accumulate sunlight and then its turned into power. Solar energy can be used to power anything in your house that runs on electricity. However, solar panels are not just for houses. They can be used to power many different things around us. They can be put on food trucks, cars, boats, buildings and even space satellites! They have progressed so far that even planes run on solar power. Even for smaller things that you use every day such as calculators and the orange flashing highway signs that warn you about a traffic jam or a closed exit run on solar power.

Furthermore, solar energy is great for the planet! It helps avoid creating pollution like energy from coal and oil does. On Earth, we waste energy to make power from coal and oil. No energy is wasted when solar power is in effect. We think you will be surprised by how much you can help the environment and even save by going solar!

If you have any other solar energy questions or are ready to make the switch to solar power, get in touch with us today by calling 844-970-5479 to learn more!

 

The Future of Solar Energy

By |2018-06-21T12:23:36+00:00June 21st, 2018|

What is a Solar Inverter and How Does it Work?

Solar panels are not the only aspect that contribute to a successful solar system. Solar power inverters play a key role in any solar electric power system and can even be considered the brains of the whole project, whether it’s a 2-kW residential system or a 5-MW utility power plant. Inverters are designed to convert the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into alternating 240V current (AC). This AC electricity can then be applied to operate your appliances, lighting, and other electronics that are in your home. The electricity that your home does not use, is then either applied into the grid (electrical power lines) or even into home battery storage. Today, new hybrid inverters include an integrated battery management system.

There are three forms of inverters:

  • String inverters: a standard centralized inverter
  • Microinverters: a high-performance inverter for complex systems
  • Power optimizers: a panel-located option to pair with a string inverter

Commercial appliances use AC as the standard and this is why many inverters are seen as the “gateway” between the photovoltaic (PV) system and the energy off-taker. Inverter technologies have become even more sophisticated over time that they can utilize a number of other capabilities so that the inverter can operate at an optimal performance level, such as performing data monitoring, having advanced utility controls, applications and system design engineering.

US Power Savers is here to help you run a successful solar system and help you save! Give us a call at 844-970-5479 to learn more!

 

What is a Solar Inverter and How Does it Work

By |2018-06-14T13:32:46+00:00June 14th, 2018|

What are Solar Panels and How Do They Work?

You might see solar panels in your neighborhood and the transition to solar is on the rise. The most common type of solar panels are called Photovoltaic Solar Panels. Photo meaning light, and voltaic meaning electricity.

The process and functionality behind solar panels:

Sunlight hits the solar panels, which then generates “DC” (Direct Current) electricity. This electricity is then fed into a solar inverter that converts into “AC” (Alternating Current) electricity. This produced AC electricity can be used to power appliances such as stoves, washers, dryers, and lights. This solar power can also be applied to home heating, water heating, pool water heating, accent lighting, garden ornaments such as birdbaths or fountains that are used to enhance your outdoor living spaces, and even post caps for decks and fences. Virtually everything in your home could potentially be run on solar power. The sky is the limit!

Any generated power that is not used goes through your home’s switchboard into the mains power grid for others to use. In a way, the mains power grid works as a “bank”. Excess power is transferred to the mains grid and you draw power back when necessary.

With solar energy, you are using renewable, abundant, free, and a clean energy source. US Power Savers is here to educate you on the advantages of going solar and help you decide on a smart investment choice! To learn more about the advantages and for a free consultation, give us a call at 844-970-5479!

 

What are Solar Panels and How Do They Work

By |2018-06-07T15:15:27+00:00June 7th, 2018|

Why go Solar with US Power Savers?

There are many reasons why homeowners / business owners go solar, but saving on energy costs and improving the environment are the most common. Going solar is a great home efficiency upgrade and many are eager to reduce their carbon footprint while also making their property value go up.

Luckily with US Power Savers, you are bound to save! Our mission is to provide simple and affordable alternative energy solutions that our customers can trust.

By going solar with US Power Savers, you can:

  • Considerably diminish or even eliminate your electric bills
  • Earn a fantastic return on your investment
  • Guard again rising energy costs
  • Boost your property value
  • Enhance U.S. energy independence
  • Help generate jobs and benefit the local economy
  • Protect the environment
  • Show your commitment to sustainability

Looking to save on your electricity bills? Call us at 844-970-5479 to learn more!

Why go Solar with US Power Savers

By |2018-05-31T13:17:29+00:00May 31st, 2018|

Nobody Taxes the Sun!

“Solar power is the last energy resource that isn’t owned yet – nobody taxes the sun yet.”

– Bonnie Raitt

By |2018-05-20T00:41:23+00:00May 20th, 2018|