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The International Space Station is Getting Brand New Solar – Should You Get Long Island Solar?

It makes sense that the International Space Station (ISS) is powered by solar energy. After all, there aren’t any man-made power plants in space, but there is abundant energy provided by the sun. It was announced this week that the ISS has just been given a major retrofit, with new hi-tech solar panels that will increase the availability and reliability of electricity at the station. Your home might be here on earth, but it’s worth taking the time now to consider a Long Island solar retrofit at your home…

New Technology Restores and Improves Capability of the ISS

The technology being used for electricity at the ISS is quite interesting. The station has always been powered by solar, but the technology was in its early days when the project was first launched in 1998.

Over time, panels built into the station have decreased in their efficiency, forcing some sections of the station to be “shut down” with a lack of electricity. Newer systems that are being retrofitted by astronauts on spacewalks have restored power to the station and given it increased capability.

The new additions are panels that can be rolled up and deployed, essentially like a solar rug or blanket. This decision was made so that it would be more efficient to transport the panels into space. The system is known as iROSA or ISS Roll Out Solar Array.

The newest iROSA system was deployed during a spacewalk that took just over five hours. That’s around the same time that it takes to complete a large residential solar installation here on Earth.

Compared to the solar panels used on homes, iROSA generates more electricity with less mass. Of course, the system is also far more expensive, costing around $100 million for six arrays. You won’t have to pay anything near this amount for your Long Island solar installation.

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A Great Time to Consider Solar Power on Long Island

In space, solar is the only viable form of generating electricity. At home, you can buy electricity from the grid, but it’s far more effective to install solar power on Long Island.

Solar is clean, generating 100x more energy on your roof than is used in the production of each panel. It’s also affordable because solar can pay for itself in savings over time. You can look at solar as an investment because you’ll eventually generate more savings than you’ll spend on the system.

To ensure that you get the best savings and reliable electricity for your home, it’s important to choose a trusted team for your solar installation. Experienced professionals will make sure that the work is done to code and in compliance with all industry standards. A trusted solar company on Long Island will also ensure that the system you get is suited to your home and your unique energy needs.

Long Island Power Solutions Does Solar Right

Before you even sign a contract, the team at Long Island Power Solutions will give you a free initial estimate, a detailed consultation, an energy savings evaluation, and a cost/benefit analysis for residential solar. By being upfront with all the details, we can tell you if solar is the right investment for your needs.

You don’t need a space station to make use of highly efficient a reliable solar. You can have it on your rooftop. Start with a free estimate and solar consultation from Long Island Power Solutions. Long Island solar is one of the best ways to add value to your home, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint.

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