|Q: How do we capture the power of the sun?
A: As the sun shines down on a solar panel, individual photovoltaic, or PV,
cells collect and convert the light into electricity.
Q: What are ideal locations for solar panels?
A: When we think of solar energy, we often imagine an expansive array of solar
panels located in a remote, desert. While this picture is historically accurate,
rising energy prices, paired with lower materials costs, are driving
solar-panel popularity in urban areas, along residential and commercial
Q: Why do consumers and businesses choose solar?
A: Solar power is an abundant and inexhaustible source of energy.
Consumers and businesses often choose to go solar to lock in energy
costs, meet "green" objectives, comply with state or federal regulations,
or take advantage of public incentives.
Q: What are the features of a typical PV system?
A: The typical PV system operates quietly, with little to no moving parts and
no additional transmission lines required. Pv systems also contain an
inverter that turns the sun's raw, direct current (DC) energy into alternating
current that's compatible with traditional grid infrastructure and circuitry.
Q: PV systems may be green, but what are their maintenance needs like?
A: PV systems have very low maintenance needs. While manufacturers often
guarantee service life for 20 years, life spans up to 40 years are commonly
Q: Why choose wind power?
A: Wind is the cleanest, most efficient renewable resource in the world,
requiring neither water nor other natural-resource extraction methods
to produce power. When consumers and commercial end-users choose
wind, they set an example in their communities, reduce their carbon
foot prints and lower their dependence on fossil fuels.
Q: How do distributors serve the power and wind industry?
A: Distributors add value to the supply chain by serving as a one-stop shop for
the supplies contractors and end users need to complete a renewable
installation. Cabling, inverters and converts, and solar panels are among
the many products available through distributors. In addition to
product knowledge, many distributors offer logistical expertise and
technical design support for getting projects up and running.