Solar PV and other Renewable Energy Solutions
Phoenix Solar exclusively focuses on photovoltaic (PV) technology solutions for our customers. For an overview of alternative solar technologies, please review in information outlined below.
Solar Electric (Photovoltaic)
Solar technology that directly converts sunlight into electricity is called solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. PV produces direct current electricity, which can be used on-site, stored or converted to alternating current for long-distance transmission.
Solar collectors absorb the sun's energy to provide low-temperature heat used directly for hot water or space heating and cooling systems for residential or commercial buildings. Collectors can be flat panel or evacuated tubes.
Concentrating Solar Power
Using reflective materials, like mirrored troughs, utility-scale systems concentrate the sun's heat to warm a synthetic liquid to temperatures over 500 degrees Farenheit. This fluid heats water that in turn powers steam turbines to produce electricty.
Research and development by companies and research labs are continually discovering new techniques and materials that improve efficiencies and cut the cost of capturing solar energy.