SOLAR ENERGY FOR KIDS

Special panels made with ‘photovoltaic cells’ or PVs absorb light from the sun and use it to create energy that we use to power our homes! But how does this process work?

HOW DO SOLAR PANELS POWER MY HOME?

Solar panels are made of different materials that work together to harness and direct the energy from sunlight in different ways.

  1. The sun produces photons. A photon is a tiny particle of light that carries energy.
  2. When sunlight hits a solar panel, the surface of the panel separates the energy in a photon and moves the electrons (negatively charged particles) around the solar cell. The electrons moving around the solar cell create a kind of electricity.
  3. This electricity is then moved to a device called an inverter, where it changes into a new kind of electricity.
  4. This new electricity is the kind of power we use in our homes. Once the energy has been converted into electricity, it powers anything we need!

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We are a San Diego-based solar energy production and energy storage installation company. We have been an energy innovator since 2001 and can handle projects from solar-only arrays to micro-grid solar and storage systems with on-site EV charging stations. 

If you’re looking into the benefits of on-site energy production, energy storage, or EV Charging capability, we’d love to speak with you. We’ll show you how to lower and stabilize energy costs, receive the maximum incentives, open new revenue streams, and gain control over one of the largest expenses of your business or commercial property. 

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Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Robert Laverty joined the HES team in the summer of 2018, bringing his ten years of solar design experience and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound with him. Robert is dedicated to finding solutions to help families produce and store electricity in order to reduce their reliance on grid power as well as help reduce their household’s carbon footprint. Robert’s experience as a newspaper editor as well as his involvement with the sustainability-focused Rocky Mountain Institute drives him to constantly seek out innovative ways to meet energy needs through renewable resources as well as helps him share those ideas with Southern California homeowners. When not at work or volunteering time with his church or community, Robert spends time with his wife and two sons or pursues his passion of fly fishing.

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