What is the functioning process of solar panels?

What is the functioning process of solar panels?

If you're contemplating a shift to solar energy, now is the perfect time! Recent advancements in solar technology have led to more affordable high-quality solar systems from reliable brands. By investing in solar panels through our highly praised company, you ensure optimal performance for your system over the years. To delve deeper into the functioning of these solar systems in powering homes, here are five fundamental steps that constitute the process.

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1) Transformation

Sunlight touching a solar panel gets soaked up by special cells called Photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells are like super-thin wafers made of two silicon layers—one positive and the other negative, creating an electric field. When sunlight hits these cells, it makes them active and prompts electrons to break free from the silicon layers. The electric field then propels these electrons, creating an electric current.

2) Inverter

The flow of electrical current starts from the solar panel and passes through a set of conductors. These conductors guide the current to reach the inverter. The inverter plays a crucial role in a solar power system, acting as the key device that converts the direct current (DC) generated by the solar panel into alternating current (AC).

If you're contemplating a shift to solar energy, now is the perfect time! Recent advancements in solar technology have led to more affordable high-quality solar systems from reliable brands. By investing in solar panels through our highly praised company, you ensure optimal performance for your system over the years. To delve deeper into the functioning of these solar systems in powering homes, here are five fundamental steps that constitute the process.

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1) Transformation

Sunlight touching a solar panel gets soaked up by special cells called Photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells are like super-thin wafers made of two silicon layers—one positive and the other negative, creating an electric field. When sunlight hits these cells, it makes them active and prompts electrons to break free from the silicon layers. The electric field then propels these electrons, creating an electric current.

2) Inverter

The flow of electrical current starts from the solar panel and passes through a set of conductors. These conductors guide the current to reach the inverter. The inverter plays a crucial role in a solar power system, acting as the key device that converts the direct current (DC) generated by the solar panel into alternating current (AC).

3) Energize Your Residence

Once the inverter transforms solar energy into usable electricity, it directs this power to a breaker panel. The breaker panel then spreads the electricity to different sections of your house, supporting appliances, lights, and electronics that operate on standard household power. This approach empowers you to meet your regular electricity needs with solar energy, while also offering the advantage of lessening reliance on grid power and trimming your energy costs.

4) Assess Usage

With the help of a smart electric meter, you can keep tabs on the electricity flowing to and from your home. Any extra electricity that isn't used or stored will be sent back to the grid, offering you the opportunity to receive credits from your utility provider.

3) Energize Your Residence

Once the inverter transforms solar energy into usable electricity, it directs this power to a breaker panel. The breaker panel then spreads the electricity to different sections of your house, supporting appliances, lights, and electronics that operate on standard household power. This approach empowers you to meet your regular electricity needs with solar energy, while also offering the advantage of lessening reliance on grid power and trimming your energy costs.

4) Assess Usage

With the help of a smart electric meter, you can keep tabs on the electricity flowing to and from your home. Any extra electricity that isn't used or stored will be sent back to the grid, offering you the opportunity to receive credits from your utility provider.

5) Monitor Performance

All customers will be provided access to our mobile app where you can keep track of your system performance in real-time while also receiving insights and advice on how to improve its efficiency. With this app, you’ll be able to see exactly how much energy your system is consuming and receive timely alerts if any problems arise. We monitor our customer’s systems so frequently that our expert team of technicians can be prepared to solve a problem before it has been noticed.

If you are curious to learn more about how solar works, there is additional information from the Solar Energy Technologies Office.

5) Monitor Performance

All customers will be provided access to our mobile app where you can keep track of your system performance in real-time while also receiving insights and advice on how to improve its efficiency. With this app, you’ll be able to see exactly how much energy your system is consuming and receive timely alerts if any problems arise. We monitor our customer’s systems so frequently that our expert team of technicians can be prepared to solve a problem before it has been noticed.

If you are curious to learn more about how solar works, there is additional information from the Solar Energy Technologies Office.

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