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Science Behind Solar Power

Science Behind Solar

Photovoltaic cells are made of semiconductor materials, such as silicon, that absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity. When sunlight hits the cells, it creates an electric field that allows electrons to flow. This flow of electrons is then captured and channeled through wires to create an electrical current that can be used to power […]

Solar Panel System Expansion

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Current and future energy needs Expanding a solar panel system can significantly increase your solar production and reduce your NV Energy bill. Here are some things to consider when expanding your solar panel system: Call us, Robco Electric. We can handle the design and installation of your system expansion. We will help you with all […]

Do you need to clean your solar panels on a regular schedule?

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Do you need to clean your solar panels? The simple answer is NO. Solar panels are designed to be outside for decades operating just fine with a light layer of dust. A drizzly rainy day is a free solar panel cleaning! Thanks, Mother Nature! Solar panels are typically installed at an angle, which allows rainwater […]

Do rainy or cloudy days affect solar panel energy production?

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Yes, rain and clouds can affect solar panel energy production because they reduce the amount of sunlight that reaches the panels. When the sky is cloudy, the sunlight is diffused, which reduces the intensity of the light reaching the solar panels. Both weather conditions can cause a decrease in the amount of electricity the panels […]

Solar Panel Heat and Pigeon Guards

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Solar heat needs to be dissipated Solar panels and micro inverters produce a small amount of heat that needs to be dissipated. Solar panel arrays are mounted a few inches above the roof, and microinverters are mounted in the shade under the solar panel. Air circulates, convection, between the roof and panels removing heat and […]

The Fascinating Science Behind Solar Power

Have you ever wondered about the actual science behind solar power and what goes into converting that abundant energy from the sun into the electricity that powers your home? The topic might seem daunting, but today we’re here to break it down into digestible terms. No lab coat or electrical license required! On a high […]

The Solar Scaries: Top 3 Disadvantages of Solar Power

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It’s nearly Halloween and we’re feeling the spooky spirit, so this week, we’re taking on the Solar Scaries! Here are the top 3 most commonly cited disadvantages of solar power and a look at why you shouldn’t let these ghosts of solar doubts haunt you: High Upfront Cost It’s only natural to see the upfront […]

Is Solar Energy Renewable – And How Harmful Are Our Other Options?

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In one year, the sun produces 1.23 x 10 ^ 35 Joules of energy. Today’s big question: is solar energy renewable? And just HOW renewable is it? Until the day the sun stops shining, it will continue to produce more energy in a year than we even have use for on Earth. And on the […]

Why is pigeon proofing your solar at install so important?

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Keeping pigeons from nesting under you solar panels You know that old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” In the case of pigeon proofing a solar array at install, it will save some unlucky person from shoveling many pounds of stomach-turning mess!! If the birds decide to nest under […]