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Angles Matter

Posted by Kelly Knutson on

Solar panels work based on a principle called Photoelectric effect.  As sunlight hits the solar cells in the panel, it excites electrons and causes them to move.  This movement of electrons is the electricity we collect.  To increase the amount of solar energy we collect, we have to position our solar panels where they can absorb the most sun.   But the sun is constantly moving!   If you have a fixed roof mounted panel, you roughly get about five hours of decent exposure when the sun is directly over the panel.  OverlandSolar panels are so easy to maneuver all...

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