More energy from the sun falls on the earth in one hour than is used by everyone in the world in one year. Petra Engineering can implement a variety of technologies to convert sunlight into usable energy that can diversify energy sources, improve efficiency, and save money.
Solar Photovoltaic Technology converts the energy generated from the sun directly into electricity. Petra can design a large solar array that provides a significant amount of electricity back to the grid or a few solar panels to power critical equipment or supplement other power generation.
Solar Thermal Energy involves the heating of water through solar collectors, that are then used to supplement the energy efficiency of a building's existing HVAC system or as part of a new hybrid geothermal/solar system. Petra Engineering's turn-key approach can include financing, design, construction and management of solar thermal systems focusing on cost savings.
Passive Solar Technology involves harnessing the heat from the sun that can be released at night or in cooler weather. Petra Engineering experienced engineers can design buildings to capture more of the sun's radiation to ensure facilities are maximizing the use of solar heat.