Thinking about installing solar panels? Experts answer 6 common questions
As development of solar power systems for residential use ramps up, consumers need facts about both the benefits and challenges of these renewable clean-energy installations. Fulton Schools Emeritus Professor Ronald Roedel says a basic understanding of how the new energy technologies work under various weather, climate and environmental conditions can help homeowners make informed decisions about investing in these photovoltaic systems. Roedel, a longtime solar energy researcher, is the director of the Professional Science Master’s program in Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization.