Home Solar Electricity - Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
The Ultimate in Solar Power
Photovoltaic solar modules are the most commonly recognized solar product in the world today. These systems actually convert the sun's energy into electricity and can greatly reduce your montly power bill. Homeowners using photovoltaic systems will enjoy freedom from higher electricity bills and the comfort of knowing that they are helping the planet and making the country more secure. Cash flow produced by an investment in a home photovoltaic system is equal if not better than many other traditional investments and we can prove it! Photovoltaic systems qualify for a 30% Federal Tax Rebate and several local utilities have incentive programs for photovoltaic systems.
A Photovolatic system in one of our customer's words, was "like having an ATM on his home-it just spit out free money every month." Our sentiments exactly!
Solar Electricity Has Never Been More Affordable
Photovoltaic electricity production has been the fastest growing energy technology over the last decade. Its reliability and performance have never been better. Because of technological advances, more brands in the market and larger scale production of components, owning a photovoltaic system has never been more affordable.
Nobody has more Expertise than Superior Solar
Superior Solar Systems has more experience in photovoltaic installations than any other solar company in the Orlando area. Since 1984 Superior Solar has installed thousands of systems and has an unsurpassed reputation for dependability and reliability. For a complete list of why you should choose Superior Solar for your photovoltaic system click here
Benefits of generating your own electricity by installing a home photovoltaic system
- It is clean power and produces no pollution
- Produces no greenhouse gas
- Unlimited resource
- No moving parts
- Has the ability to generates enough electricity for the whole house
- Adds value to home
- Provides an attractive return on initial investment
- Qualifies for 30% Federal Tax credit
- Solar equipped homes sell 2x’s as fast as non-solar homes
How Photovoltaic solar works
Photovoltaic solar produces electricity by using solar cells to convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, Photons in the sunlight hit the solar panels and are absorbed by semiconducting materials such as silicon. Electrons are then freed from the semiconducting material creating electricity. Because of the configuration of the solar cells the electricity flows in a specific direction. An inverter installed with the PV solar system converts the direct current to alternating current (ac) that can be used for household applications.
There are two types of photovoltaic solar systems:
Grid tied system- This system is designed to operate in conjunction with your utility company and uses an inverter to distribute the electricity. When your home produces more electricity than it needs the excess electricity is fed back to the power grid essentially making your electrical meter spinning backward.
Stand alone systems- This type of photovoltaic system is designed to stand independent of the power grid. The simplest form of a stand alone system is called a direct coupled PV system and does not utilize a battery. Since they do not have batteries for storage they can only function while there is sunlight. A typical application for a direct coupled PV system is an attic ventilation system.
Typically, stand alone systems use batteries to store energy and are used in remote locations away from the energy grid. They may also be used in conjunction with power generators or other types of clean energy generators like wind turbines.