Did you know that solar powers over one million homes in the U.S.?

 

With the potential to cut your electric bill in half or even eliminate it entirely, solar electricity is a strong alternative to standard electricity. Its efficiency and long-term cost savings, coupled with the fact that solar installation costs have dropped more than 80% since 2008, are just a few of the reasons why homeowners are switching to solar. 

 

If you’re thinking about installing solar roof panels to power your home, you’ve probably wondered, “how do solar roofs work?” That’s why we’ve created this animated guide to show you the process: from a single solar cell to a fully-functional home energy system. 

solar roof diagram

 

Now that you know the ins and outs of how solar roofs work, it’s time to consider if a solar roof is right for your home. To calculate your potential energy bill savings, plug your address into Project Sunroof's savings estimator.

 

In addition to solar roofs, there are plenty of other ways to go green. From installing energy-efficient windows to adding insulating vinyl siding, these home improvement projects can potentially make a big impact not only on your wallet but the environment as well.  

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/state-of-the-solar-industry-10-stats-to-know/

http://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-industry-data

www.altestore.com/learn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaic_system

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_inverter

https://www.wholesalesolar.com/solar-information/solar-panel-efficiency

https://www.tesla.com/solarroof

https://www.wholesalesolar.com/solar-information/sun-hours-us-map

https://www.solarpowerauthority.com/how-to-calculate-your-peak-sun-hours/