Wednesday, November 4, 2020 / by Brandon Thompson
The 2 most common types of solar when it comes to residential or commercial applications are thermal and photovoltaic. Thermal solar consists of pool panels to heat your pool, or a hot water collector to heat your home's water. They heat the water by pumping it onto the roof, passing it through the panels or collector that then warm up the water using the heat collected from the sun. Photovoltaic Solar panels produce power when exposed to sunlight to power your home.
Some benefits to going solar are:
Lower energy costs
Emergency Power Source - In some cases, both thermal can still operate when there's a power outage. Add batteries to a photovoltaic system to have emergency power.
Tax credits, rebates, and incentives. There is a 26% federal tax credit to go solar. It's being reduced to 22% in 2021 ...