Interesting Solar Myths and Facts

Even though more and more people are becoming aware of solar energy and its benefits to our economy and the planet, a few solar myths are still flying around.  Let’s debunk them. Solar panels don’t work when it’s cloudy. Did you know that solar panels that work at night are being developed? That alone should …

Reasons Why Solar Panels Degrade

Solar panels are not magical materials. Like electronics and machines, solar panels can’t perform at full capacity throughout their lifespan.  After a number of years, it will degrade and lose a percentage of its capacity. There are various reasons for solar panel degradation, including manufacturing, installation, maintenance, weather conditions, etc. What does solar degradation mean? …

The Ideal Positioning of Solar Panels

The amount of electricity a solar panel generates depends on how efficiently it converts solar energy into usable electricity and how much sunlight it can harvest.  In other words, the solar panel’s position affects how much electricity it generates. That’s why solar companies assess your property first before installing solar panels. Their placement is an …

The Applications of BIPV Solar Panels

BIPV materials are taking over the construction industry. It’s replacing traditional construction materials that outline and envelop various structures and buildings, such as facades, skylights, and roofs.  And now, they’re also being used by the solar energy industry. BIPV means Building Integrated Photovoltaics. It’s becoming a standard integration in buildings, especially as a source of …

Corrugated Metal vs. Standing Seam

Who is the inventor of the corrugated roofing style? Henry Robinson Palmer invented the corrugated roofing style (iron/steel). His civil engineering mentor was Scotsman Thomas Telford, considered the greatest British builder of bridges, roads, and canals in the 1800s.  Palmer created the design for the first-ever monorail and applied for a patent in 1821, and …

Non-Metal Frames for Solar Panels are Taking Over

Let’s explore the benefits of the commonly-used solar frame material aluminum and the organic non-metallics as the new solar frame material that’s taking over the solar energy industry today. The Most Common Materials  Solar panel frames are commonly made of aluminum alloy profiles because they’re lightweight yet sturdy, durable, and corrosion-resistant. They’re easy to transport …

Metal Roof Repair – Fixing Leaks

No matter how costly they are, metal roofs are bound to leak. But it’s not uncommon.  Business owners and homeowners alike have been plagued by and overcame this problem by fixing it by themselves. Naturally, you can have the contractors who installed the roof fix the leak, but what do you do when encountering the …