For many, solar power seems like a magical reaction that’s beyond comprehension. We’re here to help you understand how truly simple solar can be.
It all comes from Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels, but what are they?
PV Solar Panels are constructed from individual solar cells that combine to form a panel. Each cell is manufactured from the same high-quality silicon as semiconductors. By constructing the panels with both a negative and positive layer, an electric field is created. This phenomenon allows the flow of electrons from the top to be converted into clean energy for your home.
You see the electricity when you turn your lights on. But how does it work? Where does it come from? Every hour, enough solar energy hits the earth to power our world for a year. Electricity is generated when the sun’s photons hit your PV solar panels. This creates a reaction that generates Direct Current (DC). But how do you get the DC converted into AC? Let’s explain.
Now that you know where the DC comes from. Let’s discuss what an inverter is used for. Your solar inverter will take any DC flow and convert that into usable AC electricity. Inverters have always been used in conjunction with solar panels and are the most economical & efficient way of converting DC to AC. Modern inverter technology has become so reliable that even if dirt or debris is blocking your PV solar panels, your inverter will ensure power continues to flow.
Your solar system works like a well-oiled machine. Every component has its responsibilities in the process. It starts with the sunlight. As photons beam down on your PV solar panels, it’s converted into DC electricity. After your inverter converts the DC into AC, it’s ready to be used.
If you’re tied into the grid, in most cases, any excess electricity you produce can be sold back to the utility provider. Depending on the season, your panels will typically generate more electricity than you need.
It’s that simple. Solar tech has come a long way. It’s far less complicated than your microwave. Take advantage of what mother nature provides and go solar today.
It’s that simple. Solar tech has come a long way. It’s actually far less complicated than your microwave. Take advantage of what mother nature provides and go solar today.