Where Does Solar Energy Come From?

Posted on March 10, 2022 in by kcoughlin

Wondering where does solar energy come from? You aren’t alone. Many people are in the dark about solar energy and how it works. Here at Bison Roofing & Solar, we’ve been working in the Florida solar industry since 2015, and are well versed in where solar energy comes from, how it is used, and how it can benefit you.

The Sun – A Renewable Source of Energy

where does solar energy come from?In short, solar energy is produced by the sun. The sun is a renewable resource. You can read more about renewable energy in this blog. This means that when it is used, it isn’t depleted. South Florida is known for its plethora of sunny days. This makes our location ideal for converting sunlight into solar energy. Here are some fun facts about the sun:

  • The sun is a vital resource for life on earth. Without it, we couldn’t exist.
  • The sun has a diameter of approximately 870,000 miles.
  • It is 110 times the size of our earth.
  • The sun’s energy is created by nuclear fusion at its core.
  • It takes just over 8 minutes for the light from the sun to reach the surface of the earth.
  • The sun is HOT, and the temperatures within it can reach 15 million degrees Celsius.

Solar energy is produced when light from the sun hits the solar panels we install on your roof. When that happens, it is converted into energy to power your home.

How Solar Energy Powers Your Home

Now that we answered “where does solar energy come from”, let’s talk about what happens once the energy from the sun hits your solar panels.

As soon as sunlight hits your solar panels, they get to work. Bison uses top of the line solar panels on all of our projects to ensure you get the best for your money. Sunlight activates technology in your panels that convert the sun’s light into electricity. This feeds your home with the electricity needed to power everything in your home, from your AC and fridge to your TV and lights.

Since solar energy comes from sunlight, you may be wondering what happens during cloudy days. Rest assured your solar panels are still working on cloudy days, they just work optimally in direct sunlight.

Best solar companyBison Offers The Best Solar Installation in South Florida

Bison Roofing & Solar is one of the only solar companies in Palm Beach and Broward Counties that completes an on-site evaluation of your roof and home prior to giving you a quote. We take the time to do this extra step to completely customize your solar installation. This ensures you get the best value and the most return on your investment.

There are a number of facts that make us stand out from the other solar companies in South Florida, including:

  • We are both a roofing and solar company. This means we evaluate your roof to be sure it is in good condition for the installation of solar panels. We will not install solar panels on a roof that is not in the proper condition for the solar panel installation. If any roofing concerns arise,, we will guide you through the steps needed to get your roof in shape for adding solar.
  • We have been in business since 2005, and have completed over 500 solar installations. To say we are well versed in solar is an understatement!
  • We are family owned and operated, and we treat every customer the way we want to be treated.
  • We customize every solar installation. No two are the same.
  • Bison offers a number of different financing options. You can choose to pay for your system up front, or go with a payment plan that requires no money down.

Where does solar energy come from? The sun. And where does the best solar service come from? Bison Roofing & Solar. If you are ready to learn more about solar, or schedule a free, no obligation consultation, contact us today.

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