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Solar Panels in Northeastern Indiana

Have you seen homes or businesses with solar panels installed on their roofs and thought, “I wonder if that works well? Maybe I should invest in solar energy for my home.” We bet you probably have, especially with solar PV panels becoming more and more common with each year. Now is a good time to move from wondering about residential solar energy to actually getting it in motion. The best way to start is to pick up the phone and call Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning.

We’ve been in business serving the HVAC needs of Northeastern Indiana and the surrounding areas for almost 30 years, and we adopted solar energy services early on. All of us here are committed to helping both homes and businesses find renewable energy solutions, including the installation of solar panels to provide power for a range of uses. You can arrange for new panels, as well as repairs and services for current ones. Get in touch with us to learn more.

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How Solar PV Panels Work

Solar photovoltaic panels, also known as solar PV panels, are the basic units of any solar energy system. They change sunlight into electrical energy (this is the definition of the term photovoltaic). When light strikes the silicon photovoltaic cells inside the panels, it creates a field of moving electrons. At either end of the cell are metal conductive plates that collect the electrons, and from there transfer them into wires. A converter changes this direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC), which is then available to the house. At this point, the electricity is the same as the electricity that enters a home through the grid, and can be used for a wide variety of uses.

Are Solar Panels Useful in a Place Like Fort Wayne and Warsaw, IN?

Perhaps the most common question that people have about using solar PV panels for home energy is if they can provide sufficient power for their needs. Northeastern Indiana doesn’t have sunlight 365 days a year, and the winters contain long stretches of overcast weather. Does this cut into the usefulness of solar panels?

No, it doesn’t. Here’s something to consider: the country that makes the most use of solar energy is Germany, which has less sunlight per year than anywhere in the continental U.S. Solar panels don’t need harsh direct sunlight to work, they only need light, and there’s usually enough even on overcast days. Most solar energy systems come with a battery that stores power during periods of strong sunlight so it can be used later, and this helps make current solar PV panels more useful than ever before.

We Are the Choice for Solar PV Panels

We understand that starting to make the switch over to solar energy can be intimidating. At Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning, we want to make it as easy as possible for you, because we know from our first–hand experience the enormous benefits of solar energy. (We have solar panels on our office and on our homes.) Our technicians will assist you with finding the right way to install the panels for your purposes and have the system hooked up in no time. And we’re always here when you need services in the future, such as repairs, replacements for damaged panels, and routine maintenance. Talk to our solar experts today for service throughout Northeastern Indiana.

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