Join the Solar Electric Revolution with Highlands Energy
As early as the 7th Century BC, humankind worked to harness the sun’s energy. It all started when man first used a magnifying glass to concentrate the sun’s rays to ignite fire. By 1905, Albert Einstein published his research on the photoelectric effect (along with his paper covering his theory of relativity), and we haven’t looked back. Solar power history continues to advance. Strides made within this brief new century make it possible to collect the sun’s energy to power our homes and businesses.
In 1954, Bell Telephone Laboratories discovered the PV effect when they developed the first photovoltaic (PV) cell. This process converts sunlight into electrical voltage. Light from the sun radiates to the earth as tiny particles called photons. The solar panel is designed like a battery—It’s composed of individual cells with a positive and negative aspect that creates an electrical field.
When the sun’s photons strike the cell, electrons are freed from the panel’s semiconductor material, and electric current is released. To increase the amount of electricity produced, these solar cells are combined into modules and mounted in arrays. When PV arrays are installed to capture the maximum amount of sunlight during the day, they can power an entire household.
These features make solar energy clean energy. There are no moving parts, no emissions, no noise, and no waste of fossil fuels or water to create electricity. Solar PV is also incredibly efficient, saving money producing electricity when tied to the power grid or creating power when there is no access to the grid.
Highlands Energy Solar makes it simple to go solar while improving the curb appeal of your home. Our assessment team helps you determine the best solar electric system to fit your family’s needs. The cost of solar PV panels are set to rise by 3-5% in the next five years, so getting into a solar PV system now will help you dodge those price increases.
Take advantage of our boutique design staff as they fashion a layout to use solar panels as a beautiful enhancement to the style of your home. Once we install your system, we continue our relationship with you for years to come. No wonder we’ve received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau as an active member of CAL SEIA (California Soar Energy Industries Association).
Learn more about how our solar PV panels save you money while elevating your lifestyle. Schedule your free consultation at 559-456-1814.