Wonder How It Works?

Solar Electricity is one big circuit. By utilizing the natural energy of the Sun and pairing it with inherently conductive materials we are able to harness and use it to power our everyday life.

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Stage 1:

Sunlight

We’ve all been burned by the Sun’s energy a time or two. Materials like crystal and silicon are very efficient absorbers of this energy — a property known as “the photoelectric effect” that allows them to absorb photons of light and release electrons.

Stage 2:

Solar Cells

For most of us, this next step is “magic.” A solar cell is a thin semi-conductor wafer: It’s positive on one side and negative on the other with electrical conductors attached to either side — forming a circuit. The circuit then captures the released electrons in the form of an electric current.

Stage 3:

Photovoltaic Module

A module is a collection of cells that are connected to one another to create a larger circuit that’s then mounted into a frame. These modules are designed to supply electricity at a certain voltage, such as a common 12 or 24 volt system. The solar power produced is directly dependent on how much light strikes the modules.

Stage 4:

Creating Usable Solar Power

Photovoltaic panels produce direct-current (DC) electricity, but most of us need AC (alternating current) to power our everyday gadgets and lights. An inverter is therefore required to covert DC to AC. Once set up, a solar system can cleanly power something as small as a single light bulb or as large as a house.

Stage 5:

Sell It Back

Your energy consumption is probably slightly different than your neighbors. Most people see anywhere from 50% to 90% savings on their energy bill each month. Some people don’t even use all of the energy their system brings in; excess energy is pumped back to your local energy provider.

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Step 1

The Photovoltaic cells that make up your solar panels harness the sun’s energy by converting photons to electrons. The power produced in the conversion is captured and released in the form of an electric current.

Step 2

The Inverter takes the DC (Direct Current) electricity sent from the panels and converts it into AC (Alternating Current) for conventional, everyday energy use.

Step 3

The Meter gauges how much electricity is being produced by the solar system and how much is actually being used.

Step 4

Excess power is pumped back to the power grid.

Some Trusted Manufacturers of High-Quality Solar Panels and Inverters

Panels:

Panels now are made by dozens of manufacturers from all around the world; different wattage, voltage, Mono-crystalline (single cell) and Polycrystalline (multi-cell). Depending on your needs will be what decides what type of panel you will need. Our team will go over each and every option you have.

Inverters:

These will be grid-tie inverters that will be used for a residential or commercial application. They turn the power from DC to AC, to make it useable for the home. For a battery back-up system a non grid tie inverter will be used along with a charge controller.

Mounting Systems

Mounting systems are fit for your specific wants and needs. As you will see below, systems don’t always have to be unsightly. From traditional roof mounted to ground mounted, full size panels to low profile slate panels, we can install the exact system you have in mind.

Conventional Roof Mounted Rail

The most common roof mounted system being installed throughout the country. Panels sit either portrait or landscape style on aluminum rail and are fastened with clamps till tight. Penetrations are into the rafters and are sealed appropriately.

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Ground Mounted

No viable space or appropriate direction on your roof? Ground Mounted could be your best option. Secured Firmly into the ground by cement and steel pillars, ground mounted solar systems are an excellent alternative. Sun Tracking Systems can be added and installed as well in these type of systems.

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Ez Roof

Need a new roof? No problem! Save more than half on roofing materials with this brand new solar mounting system straight out of France, and we have been fortunate enough to have installed the first few systems so far in the United States. All right here on Long Island!

  1. Roof is stripped bare
  2. Ice & Water Shield is laid
  3. EZ Roof Plastic Panel molds are fastened to the roof creating a water tight seal
  4. Panels are laid onto Molds. Wires are ran
  5. And finally any residual space on the roof not covered by panels is shingled. What is left is a completely watertight, low profile solar system!

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Roof Integrated Slate

Prior to Slate modules being produced there was no real surefire way to install a system to a slate roof. These panels are very ascetically pleasing. Blending in seamlessly with the existing roof and they are installed just like normal slate roofing tiles!

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