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How Solar Works

How Solar Works

Answers and Information for Southern California Residents

Stepping into the world of solar energy can feel like harnessing the power of the sun itself, a glorious blend of nature's generosity and human ingenuity. Our SunPower solar products embody this fusion, offering some of the most advanced solar technology available today. Whether you're a seasoned solar enthusiast or just beginning to explore the possibilities of renewable energy, understanding how solar systems convert sunlight into electricity is the first step toward a sustainable future. 

Solar energy isn't just about placing panels on your roof; it's a comprehensive approach to harnessing and utilizing the sun's abundant power. Our team is ready to help you learn more about how our innovative products work and answer any questions you may have about the world of solar energy.

If you have questions about solar, we have answers – call Hyperion Solar Energy in LA County at (626) 889-7342 today!

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What Our Customers Have To Say
    "She also made sure the site inspection and installation was a breeze to go through."
    Me and my family decided to go with SunPower after looking at numerous solar companies because they are reliable, efficient, and have been in business for well over 36 years.
    - Jason
    "I would definitely recommend."
    We had a great experience with them. They were clear with communication and cleaned up after themselves. They also worked with our budget.
    - Gina W.
    "Went with SunPower after considering a few companies to install solar panels for our home."
    From the sales meeting (Michael is great!), through the installations process, and post-install the customer service was top-notch. Team was always available for any questions, and worked hard to resolve any issues encountered.
    - Ramon
    "Excellent service throughout the whole process."
    My dedicated contacts were responsive and proactive with the after-installation support with constant updates and information. Very happy and lucky that I went with this outfit for my solar installation.
    - Julius F.
    "Glad we found Hyperion!"
    The solar presentation was informative and individualized based on our actual energy use. They included a clear report that shows what parts of your home have the best solar access. For someone who doesn't know this information was easy to understand and a
    - Alexandra R.
    "Hyperion is awesome to work with."
    Hyperion is Sun Power Direct which means there is no third party "Joe the roofer" doing your installation. You get a 100% Sun Power solar system installed by Sun Power with all the bells and whistles that come with it.
    - Dan F.
    "Great experience."
    Most people do not understand solar and solar benefits but Hyperion made it simple and easy all the way to installation.
    - Elias
    "My system has been activated for only 2 months and I have already seen a massive reduction in costs."
    I was concerned with the cost of electricity for our house and started shopping around for solar to help keep the cost down. From start to finish the team at SunPower was amazing always responsive to questions and made the process super easy.
    - Ian P.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels, at their core, are devices designed to capture sunlight and convert it into electricity. Made from photovoltaic (PV) cells, these panels absorb photons from sunlight, which then knock electrons loose from atoms within the PV cells, creating an electrical circuit. This process generates direct current (DC) electricity, which is then converted into usable alternating current (AC) electricity through an inverter, effectively powering your property.

This seamless conversion process allows the energy captured from the sun to be utilized just as efficiently as the power supplied by the grid. With advancements in solar technology, this process has become more efficient and sustainable, enabling homeowners and businesses to enjoy reduced energy costs and contribute to a healthier planet by lowering carbon emissions.

What Other Equipment Do Solar Energy Systems Require?

In addition to solar panels, a complete solar energy system requires several other vital components to efficiently harness, convert, and manage the power of the sun. One essential piece of equipment is the solar inverter, which we've mentioned transforms the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the panels into alternating current (AC) electricity. Customers may also choose to invest in solar batteries.

These batteries store excess energy produced during the day, making it available for use during nighttime or on cloudy days, thereby ensuring a consistent energy supply.

Furthermore, solar energy systems include mounting equipment and solar charge controllers. Mounting equipment securely attaches the solar panels to your roof or ground, ensuring they are positioned at the optimal angle to capture sunlight. Solar charge controllers play a vital role in regulating the energy flowing to and from the batteries, protecting them from overcharging and extending their lifespan. Lastly, metering equipment is necessary for measuring the output of your solar panels and taking advantage of net metering incentives.

Want more details about our solar technology and how it works? Call Hyperion Solar Energy in LA County at (626) 889-7342 or reach out to our SoCal solar experts online!

Why Choose Hyperion Solar Energy?

Better Solar, Bigger Savings
  • Experience
    A proven track record for over 35 years of unmatched excellence in the solar industry, with a global footprint spanning utilities, commercial and residential.
  • Sustainability
    SunPower® has a closed-loop sustainability strategy that drives our business practices at every stage of our product lifecycle and beyond.
  • Innovation
    SunPower’s leading technology delivers the highest panel efficiency on the market; producing up to 60% more energy in the same space over 25 years than conventional panels.
  • Value
    Compared to conventional solar panels, SunPower® solar panels deliver more energy over time.  More energy means greater value for years to come.
  • Financing Options
    For SunPower’s customers, these options are a win-win-win. With all of these options, your system is backed by our industry-leading, 25 Year, Combined Power and Product Warranty.
  • Solar Incentives
    Embracing solar energy is not just about making your home or business greener—it's also a smart financial decision, thanks to a variety of incentive programs available in LA County and the state of California.
  • About SunPower®
    SunPower® has been developing record-breaking solar technology since the 1970’s. Their history over these decades has been marked by creativity, craftsmanship and confidence.
  • How Solar Works
    Whether you're a seasoned solar enthusiast or just beginning to explore the possibilities of renewable energy, understanding how solar systems convert sunlight into electricity is the first step toward a sustainable future.

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