The Differences between Solar PV & Solar Thermal
The concept of utilizing solar energy is such a smart way to save you money. After all, the sun is free. Whether at home or at work, solar energy is just a smart alternative to relying solely on the greedy energy companies. Here at Roberts McNutt, we are so much more than a company that excels at keeping the water out for good. We carry two different varieties of solar solutions, solar thermal and solar photovoltaics (PV).
Let’s start with solar photovoltaics (PV) Solar PV actually converts solar energy into DC electricity. It is then inverted into AC electricity. The AC (alternating current) is used to operate many things including lights, televisions, heating and air, etc. Using Solar PV is a win-win for business owners and homeowners because it dramatically cuts down your regular utility costs. It’s also a great way to help the environment.
Solar thermal has many benefits as well. Do not believe anyone who says that solar thermal can only be used to heat water and nothing else. This is simply not true. Solar thermal is also a great way to provide heat as well as cooled air. Thermal heating and cooling will dramatically cut your energy consumption during the hot summer months and the cold winter months. Solar thermal is also very convenient because it can actually store solar heat to use at night or on cloudy or rainy days.
No matter which form of solar works best for you, you can see that solar just makes sense. You can save a great deal of money by relying on something that is free from Mother Nature; the sun. There are also many incentives for using solar including utility credits, tax rebates, etc. Roberts-McNutt is proud to be a leader in solar solutions and we’d love the opportunity to show you how you can start saving today!