Have you ever thought about how great it would be if you could harness all the power of the sun and use it to power your home or business? Fortunately, this is no longer a dream, and it’s all thanks to photovoltaic panels. These solar panels have come a long way in recent years, and they’ve become more efficient than ever before.
But how efficient have they become? Let’s see what you can expect from current photovoltaic panels:
- Energy efficiency. The energy efficiency of a solar panel refers to how much of the sun’s energy it can convert into usable electricity. Back in the day, photovoltaic panels had an energy efficiency of around 10%, but now we’re looking at efficiencies of over 20%. This means that current panels can produce more than double the electricity of larger, older panel designs.
- Cost. Previously, owning photovoltaic panels used to be a pretty expensive investment. However, the cost has decreased significantly in recent years thanks to technological advancements and increased demand. In fact, it has dropped by more than 70% over the last decade. This makes going solar a more accessible option for homes and businesses.
- Size. Photovoltaic panels have gotten much smaller; some can be as thin as 1 micrometer (0.000001 meters)! This makes them easier to install and less of an obstacle, which is great news if you want to go solar but don’t have a lot of free space.
At Just In Time Roofing & Restoration, we believe there has never been a better time to switch to solar. Since 2018, we have offered quality solar panel installations in Burlington, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. Make the switch to reliable, renewable energy with us today.