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Photovoltaic

Renewable energy technologies offer the opportunity to reduce energy consumption from exhaustible energy resources. Consumers demanding 'green' alternatives are increasingly seeking renewable energy technologies. The reliability of the electric grid can be improved with renewable energy technologies, adding extra capacity at peak hours. Additionally, electric generators use less energy during off-peak periods. Utilities are helping reduce the cost of these technologies to accelerate adoption and increase capacity. Photovoltaic (PV) systems can be easily incorporated into some housing projects. There are a number of significant public benefits from including photovoltaic systems in California housing.


Video of Overview of Photovoltaic Technology

Overview of Photovoltaic Technology

Photovoltaic consultant, Bill Brooks, explains the process involved in turning sunlight directly into electrical energy.

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Video of Installing a Photovoltaic System

Installing a Photovoltaic System

From installing photovoltaic panels on a roof to incorporating them into roofing shingles, photovoltaic expert Bill Brooks takes us though the basic steps of installing a photovoltaic system.

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