How Does a Solar Panel Work to Benefit Your Household?

Posted on November 9, 2022 in by Brigitte Sinoradzki

Most people have a basic understanding of the concept of solar panels. Installers place solar panels on the roofs of buildings where the panels use the sun’s rays to produce electricity that powers your home or business.

However, more people might find that solar panels are the better option for their household or business by looking deeper into how solar panels work. Let’s dive into: How does a solar panel work?

How Does a Solar Panel WorkSolar Panels Work to Provide More Than Just Electricity

Solar panels are known to provide electricity and power to the buildings that they sit on. Solar panels provide us with many more benefits than we may know.


  • Reliability 

Solar panels are the more reliable option for a household or a business’ energy source. At the same time that solar panels work to provide sustainability, solar panels also provide reliability. Buildings without solar panels source their energy from natural gas, nuclear power, and coal, all non-renewable resources that will eventually run out and therefore are unreliable in the long run. Since solar panels generate power from a renewable resource, the sun, solar panels are a guaranteed reliable long term source of energy for any building.


  •  Sustainability 

Solar panels are the more sustainable option for powering your household or business. Solar panels promise sustainability as the method of generating electricity benefits our environment in addition to our health.

An analysis completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or NREL concluded that: the mass implementation of solar panels would: “reduce dependence on fossil fuels for electricity use and associated emissions of greenhouse gasses and criteria pollutants such as nitrous oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2).”

NREL also concluded that reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses can also be connected to a reduction in the following and more: 

  • Visits to the Emergency Room concerning Asthma issues
  • Visits to the Emergency Room concerning Cardiovascular issues
  • Visits to the Emergency Room concerning Respiratory issues
  • Hospital Admissions concerning Asthma issues
  • Hospital Admissions concerning Cardiovascular issues
  • Hospital Admissions concerning Respiratory issues
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma exacerbation
  • Loss of Work Days due to Illness
  • Loss of School Days due to Illness

How Does a Solar Panel Work and help the environmentBy avoiding using non-renewable fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gasses, solar panels benefit our environment and, ultimately, our health.


  • Affordability 

The benefits of solar panels are of such value that many placed plans make solar panels more easily accessible. To make solar panels more easily accessible, the cost of solar panels has significantly decreased over the last few years. The price decrease can be attributed to SunShot 2030, created by Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) whose goal is to: “reduce solar power costs and rapidly increase solar deployment across the country.”

This plan would make solar panels the: “least expensive options for new power generation and it would be below the cost of most fossil fuel-powered generators, contributing to greater energy affordability.”

Increase in Quality, Decrease in Quantity ($)

Fortunately, research shows that a decrease in the price of solar panels is not at the expense of the quality of the product, and at Bison Roofing and Solar, we use only the best materials and products to ensure quality and efficiency that will last.

At Bison Roofing and Solar, we provide expertise and commitment throughout installing your home or business solar panels. We fulfill our promises, and our 4.7 Google Rating exemplifies that. We are ready to discuss your home or business needs so that we may go above and beyond your expectations. Schedule your appointment – virtual or in person. If you are interested in getting started, give us a call today!