You may not be familiar with the term “photovoltaics,” but you will come to know them quite well by the end of this article. Photovoltaics are the small solar cells that make up solar energy panels. You’ve seen them on top of houses, possibly standing in a field, and even on top of alternative vehicle concept cars.
While photovoltaics provide the foundation for collecting solar power, most people don’t know much about them. Here, we will discuss the advantages of using photovoltaics in the effort to collect and use solar power.
Quiet, Pollution-Free Solar Energy Generation
Because they use no other form of fuel besides the sun to generate energy, photovoltaics are completely silent. There is no noise pollution as a result of capturing solar energy, nor is there any other type of pollution due to the fact that no traditional fuel source is used.
Thanks to the evolution of photovoltaic panel construction, the latest photovoltaic solar collection panels are smaller, unobtrusive and take up little rooftop space.
Photovoltaic panels were originally designed for use in space as a way to collect alternative power for spacecraft. One of the advantages taken from this original design is the virtual lack of panel maintenance.
Local Resources for Local Power
Because photovoltaic solar panels can be placed directly at the site requiring power collection and use, there is no need to transport the power from another location. This creates a very low impact on resource consumption and eliminates any pollution potentially coming from power source transportation.
Panel Array Design Versatility
With the evolution of manufacturing and construction of photovoltaic solar panels over recent years, customers can take advantage of significantly smaller panel footprints, along with needing fewer panels themselves.This, in turn, allows for smaller, more versatile panel array designs that can be designed to meet your needs today and again in the coming years.
At Allstar Electrical, we are always keeping an eye on alternative electrical sources to support a greener environment. For the past 16 years, we’ve been Denver’s solution for traditional and alternative energy sources for your home or office building. If you are interested in finding out more about photovoltaics and the solar power alternative, call us at 303-399-7420 to schedule an appointment with one of our solar power consultants.