Solar power is the
conversion of sunlight into electricity.
Sunlight can be converted directly into
(PV). The collecting units for this are referred
to as solar panels, photovoltaic panels or PV
Solar energy panels work by collecting protons
from the sun, which displace neutrons, and
create a flow of electrons or electricity. An
inverter converts the power generated by the
solar energy panels from DC current to AC
current, making it usable in homes as a direct
There are many manufactures of solar panels and
there are varying types of PV panels as well.
The two most commonly used are framed panels and
thin film panels. Today, the framed panels are
more efficient for the same amount of space, but
thin film can be a preferred solution for some
There are different ways of rating solar panels,
too. Some panels are rated by flash testing.
That means the panel is rated at the peak
Other panels have a plus / minus rating and
could be less by whatever the percentage stated
may be. That can be disappointing.
Plus rated panels at least give you what is
stated and usually more. That is because they
are rated at their lowest point. Usually this is
a better value to the consumer.
Solar Energy USA of Waco,
481 Texas Central Pkwy.
Waco, Texas 76712
Waco Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a building
materials recycling center that provides a
sustainable source of income to Waco Habitat for
Humanity. The store accepts material donations
from a variety of
sources and uses new materials whenever possible
in the construction of Habitat homes. The
balance is sold to the public at greatly reduced
prices in an effort to benefit the community,
the environment, and, of course, our Waco
Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Waco Habitat for Humanity
1224 Franklin Ave.
Waco, TX 76701
9am-5pm Tue, Wed, Thu
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