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Your Guide to Going Solar

July 09, 2019

If you’re thinking of going solar, we’ve set up this guide to effectively inform and help you on where to begin – from understanding how solar energy differs from non-renewable sources of energy, to selecting a suitable master electrician for the installation process. We’ve got you covered!


Solar power is the world’s third most renewable resource when it comes to total install capacity. More and more master electricians are installing solar panels in residential and commercial properties around the world. The rise of solar power has grown steadily over the years – favourable as a renewable resource, and alternative to the negative environmental impact attributed to burning fossil fuels for energy.


But going solar doesn’t just have positive environmental impacts. It is a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution in the long term for property owners than conventional electrical power.



What is solar energy and how do solar panels work?


Solar energy captures the sun’s energy and converts it into electricity for your home or business. The sun emits enough photons that effectively satisfy global energy needs for roughly an entire year – meaning we can harness this energy and use it to power our day-to-day, instead of having to rely on sources of non-renewable energy.

Solar panels are made of multiple solar cells that absorb photons and separate the electrons from their atoms. When conductors are connected to both positive and negative sides of the solar cell it creates an electrical circuit. Electrons that flow through this circuit are then able to produce electricity.


What is the cost of installing solar panels?


A master electrician will quote you based on a myriad of factors. Every home is different when it comes to layout, size, roof pitch and materials, sun orientation, and power demands. Other considerations include potential obstruction such as trees.

It is important to note that the cost associated with solar panel installation has gone down over the years due to innovation in solar technology.


Where can I find a solar installation company?


A.S. Electrical understands the importance of investing in solar panels to power your home. That’s why we specialize in the installation, reparation, and maintenance of solar panels and lighting for various applications. Call us today to learn more about our solar panel services! We would be more than happy to help!