Solar energy, like many other renewable energy sources, has many benefits. Utilizing our sun to reduce pollution and to save money are just a few. As a result, there has been a collective push for scientists to research ways to make solar energy more efficient so that these benefits are easier to attain. Due to this push, a recent discovery using magnetism has been made that will help keep solar panels clean and productive.

Scientists Find a Solution with Magnetism

According to an article by the Christian Science Monitor, solar panels are often affected by particles and other elements that inevitably accumulate on their surface. Less sunlight is turned into electricity which affects the panels’ productivity. The solution to this problem was discovered by scientists at MIT and King Faud Univeristy of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). A magnetic field was created by applying an oil infused with magnetic materials otherwise known as a ferrofluid to draw contaminants off the surface of solar panels.

What This Means for the Solar Industry

This magnetic force essentially reduces friction completely so that contaminants such as dust and moisture do not soil solar panels. This is important for the solar industry because solar panels and mirrors lose efficiency when these contaminants build up on surfaces. In addition, panels are often on roofs which make dust accumulation more prevalent. This new innovation to reduce fouling will increase the productivity of these panels and in turn make solar energy a more attractive energy source.

The new discovery to reduce soiling is also important because it will reduce the amount of time and money that is required to clean solar panels. Hosing down the panels is an expensive process that uses a great deal of water. By eliminating the need for this process, vasts amount of water will be conserved as well as less labor and money will be spent. The magnetic solution will be less expensive and more efficient for all solar panel users.

If you are interested in knowing more about solar panels and solar energy, please visit our website. Fidelity Home Energy, a residential solar company offers a complimentary energy analysis as well as a quote. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today.

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If you live in California where there’s a lot of sun, and your utility bills are high, you’re probably considering some sort of solar installation for your home. With tax credits, and credit on your electrical bill month-after-month, installing solar power is one of the best returns on investment for your property hands-down.

Going green is easy if installed by a professional.

Installing solar power for your home is a relatively easy thing to do, with most installations not taking long. Although there is a lot of information available for do-it-yourself type installations online. However a quality solar installation done by a residential solar company will assure you increase the value of your home. Plus, they will usually obtain all permitting, work with any HOA’s and handle all paperwork and negotiations on your behalf.

With home prices the way they are in California, it only makes sense to have professionals do the job right, the first time. Although having your uncle come over and help put up your brand new solar panels may sound like a good idea at first, it won’t save you money in the long run. Only a professional solar installation will come with a guarantee, and a whole lot more peace of mind.

You need a solar installation you can count on.

Professional solar installation companies carry quality products and offer custom installation services. With a professional installation, your solar array won’t look like it was just tacked on to your house. Other services usually offered by reputable companies include a professional Shading report, a Solar Feasibility Survey, a free quote and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all parts and service.

There is such a company you can count on that has installed well over 25,000 solar projects throughout California. We have locations in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles and serve the whole state of California. To receive a complimentary energy analysis contact us, and let us know how we can be of service to you.

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