Star Plus Energy Solutions specializes in designing, engineering, and installing systems to maximize efficiency while minimizing the impact of the system on your home’s aesthetics. Each residential system is designed and built for its unique situation based on the amount of sunlight available in your area, your roof’s dimensions and layout, and your energy usage.
The most widely used form of solar energy is photovoltaics (PV). PV cells absorb the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity using an electric process. Groups of PV cells are arranged in modules and arrays to power appliances or charge batteries.
Concentrated solar-thermal power (CSP) systems focus sunlight to heat a working fluid to produce steam that drives turbines to produce electricity. Some CSP technologies include parabolic trough collectors (PTC), flat plate collectors (FPC), and solar tower with molten salt thermal energy storage (TESS).
Many homeowners also choose to invest in a solar battery, which allows you to store excess electricity for use at night. When coupled with a PV system, the solar battery will allow you to take advantage of utility company’s “peaker reduction” pricing, which is charged when they are at their highest demand during summer.
The most important benefit of solar is that it’s a clean, renewable resource. There’s a limitless supply of sun, and in just one hour the Earth receives enough sunlight to meet global energy needs for a year. Solar will reduce your dependence on fossil fuels and protect you from rising utility rates in the future.