Sustainability in home design: solar panels

Written by: Hilary Daninhirsch

Solar panels are used to convert sunlight into usable power.  Made with crystalline silicon, the panels sustain little wear and tear over time, thanks to PV (photovoltaic) technology:  fragile cells protected by tempered glass and framed by sturdy, non-corroding aluminum. “Solar panels are used in conjunction with inverters to convert the power from the panels to usable AC power,” explains Chris Flannery, co-owner of CNE Solar and Electric in Sharonville, Ohio. “By installing solar panels (onto rooftops and onto the ground), you become your own utility company.”

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