Using the sun to power your home and heat your hot water helps to save you money and it also helps the environment. If you have an interest in purchasing Solar Panels in Maui from an experienced company, read these questions and answers to learn more about how these systems work.

How do solar panels use the sun to supply electric to homes?

Photovoltaic cells, which contain silicon, are placed inside solar panels during the manufacturing process. As the sun beats down on these cells, they transfer the heat into electricity, which is used to supply electric power to your home.

Is there a lot of maintenance required after the solar panels are installed?

When you have solar panels installed on your roof, the only maintenance you’ll need to do is to clean the panels a couple of times a year. Dirt and dust will build up on the panels and you can simply use a water hose to spray the grime off of the panels.

Do the solar panels still work if it’s a cloudy day outside?

On cloudy days, your panels may still collect some heat, but it won’t be as much as when the sun is brightly shining. Shade from trees can also keep the sun’s heat from fully penetrating the solar panels. For this reason, it’s important that you don’t have the panels installed on your roof directly under a shade tree.

How many solar panels should be installed to provide enough electricity to power a home?

The number of solar panels you’ll need depends on the amount of sun you receive in your area, the size of your home and how much electricity that your household uses. To find out the number of solar panels you’ll need to supply enough electricity to your home, contact a company that specializes in the installation of Solar Panels in Maui.

The Sonshine Solar Corp of Maui is a family owned business that specializes in solar hot water systems and solar electric panels.