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Solar

January 24, 2013

Solar Attic Fan Facts: Why You Should Install One While The Weather Is Cool

Solar attic fans reduce extreme attic heat during hot Georgia summers. That’s exactly why our cooler winter season is the best time to install one. In the heat of the summer, attic temperatures soar to 150 degrees—definitely not the ideal time to be up in the attic installing an exhaust fan. Solar exhaust fans boost your attic’s inadequate passive ventilation system, increasing the airflow between soffit vents and roof vents and reducing temperatures as much as 40 degrees. Getting the […]
March 14, 2013

Solar Basics: A Guide for Peachtree Residents

Plugging your home into solar energy will lower your energy consumption, and it’s useful to learn the solar basics as you go forward. Our region receives enough solar energy to make using sunshine a viable option to create electricity. This guide defines the terms you’ll run across as you explore your solar options.   Photovoltaic – This term describes the process that solar light goes through in its conversion to usable electricity. Photovoltaic module – A module is a single solar panel. It could […]
March 21, 2013

Retrofitting Your Peachtree City Home For Solar? Follow These 3 Tips

If you are considering retrofitting your Peachtree City area home for solar, you will need to look at your existing electricity use, implement measures to increase energy efficiency and comply with local codes and requirements. You will also need to understand the technology options available and decide if you want to operate your system on or off the electric grid. Electrical load analysis Evaluate your energy consumption patterns before selecting your solar system components. This will enable you to choose the […]
April 16, 2013

Solar Performance Factors: Include These In The Planning Process

If you are thinking about installing photovoltaic panels on your Georgia home, it’s important to understand the different factors that can influence the solar performance and output. Modern solar arrays are lightweight, have no moving parts, use highly reliable solid state electronics and, best of all, can give us significant energy savings. However, there are other performance factors that you should consider when planning a new installation and comparing specifications.   Power output: This is the maximum amount of power […]