Solar 101

Your Source for Everything You Need to Know About Solar.

How Solar Energy Is Produced:  

Solar power is the process of converting energy from the sun into electricity to power your home or your business. Sunlight is harnessed through the use of photovoltaic (PV) cells in solar panels. 

The panels absorb sunlight particles, called photons which then flow through the semi-conductive materials in the panels, creating an electrical current. 

How Solar Energy Is Converted Into Electricity:

Solar panels will convert the captured sunlight to DC electricity. An inverter then converts DC electricity to AC, which powers your home or business. Current technology has produced sleek black solar modules that aesthetically complement any architectural style.

Can You Install Solar Panels Yourself?

Installing a solar panel system should be done by an expert in solar installations. Solar by CIR provides you with Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers, also known as PV installers, for precise and skillful installation. 

We don’t recommend installing solar panels yourself. Installing solar panels is not a do-it-yourself process, as there is a lot that goes into it – from choosing the right panels to deciding where to install the panels, it’s a lengthy and complicated installation process that should be done by an expert.

Steps to Solar:

Step One: Collect your most recent electric bill from your utility company.

Step Two: Take this short quiz to see if your home or business is right for a solar installation or community solar. You will be asked things like: the age of your roof, whether you own or rent, and your average monthly energy bill.

Step Three: We will work with you to determine your best installation and financing options.