Solar: The Energy Source as Old as Time

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

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There’s more than one way to harness energy from the sun.

It’s been there for as long as anyone can remember. It’s free and is unlikely to disappear anytime soon. 

Our age-old friend, the Sun.  

But surprisingly, it has only become popular as an energy source in recent years. 

The Times They Are A-changin’

The volatility of the oil supply industry and fragility of the politics and economics surrounding it have caused people to look for a more stable solution to their energy needs. 

Add to that the collective conscience that stems from a growing awareness of the ecological damage being done by the overuse of carbon-based fossil fuels, and we have all the incentive to develop technology to exploit the Sun’s inexhaustible energy offering.  

The LeverEdge is there at the cutting edge. 

How Does It Work? What’s on Offer? 

There are two types of technology available from The LeverEdge for collecting and using solar energy: 

  • Solar PV Systems 
  • Solar water heating 

Solar PV (photovoltaic) Systems 

Also known as solar electric systems, PV involves turning sunlight into electrical energy. Yes, you read right—not the Sun’s heat, but its light.  

There is a required process for converting the DC (direct current) into AC (alternating current), but the good news is that all necessary parts of the system are available as a kit from The LeverEdge. 

Solar water heating 

This process is much easier to understand, as it does heat your water directly from the Sun’s heat. Water is drawn up into the panels, where it heats up and returns to the water tank, ready for use. 


There are even federal tax credits, and other state and local incentives available to encourage the use of these renewable technologies. 

Contact The LeverEdge to learn more.

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