Solar Electric ( PV )

Residential and Commercial

10 year home equity loan at 5.5%

Total cost out of pocket monthly- ZERO!

Your solar system pays your loan!!!!!

Pa and Nj federal and state incentives dropped but still

 at a high level of 30% for federal tax credit and 28% for state cash back 

*** Bucks County Clean Energy is now certified to do commercial installations!!! ***

Question: What is (PV) and what are Photovoltaic cells?

              Photovoltaic (PV) cells, or solar cells, convert sunlight directly into electricity. As the sun strikes a PV cell, the semi-conducting materials within the cell absorb the sunlight, producing electricity. Solar cells are often used as simple systems that power small calculators and wristwatches. More complicated systems provide electricity for pumping water, powering communications equipment, lighting homes, and running appliances. A series of solar cells form a PV array or "solar panel." Between 10 and 50 solar panels are needed to power an average household. Pv panels are installed on buildings in places of maximum sun and minimal shade in order to take full advantage of the sun's power. There is very little maintenance required to sustain solar equipment. So long as panels are kept clean, they can last approximately 20 to 30 years.

           Solar power can be used in a grid-tied system or in a distributed system. A solar grid-tied system links a series of solar panels through a power inverter to the utility's electric grid. The solar panels generate a direct current (DC) by drawing on energy from the sun. The inverter then converts that direct current to an alternating current (AC), which electronic devices and appliances can use. Batteries are not ncessary to supplemnet the system and any excess electricity generated by the solar panels is redirected by the inverter back into the grid where it can be used on other premises.

            Distributed systems work independently from a utility's electric grid, using batteries to store the power. Similar to a grid-tied system, Distributed solar panels typically use a power inverter to conver the direct current from the sun into an alternating current, to be used on location. Howerver, some systems function without an inverter and run only DC appliances.

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