HOW DO SOLAR PANELS WORK FOR YOUR HOME?
The power of the sun is a renewable and sustainable source, which means we can use it for years to come. Solar panels are an intelligent investment because they save you from expensive monthly electric bills by generating your own electricity without interruptions or the need for grid connection; reducing your carbon footprint as well!
It's also environmentally friendly since solar energy does not emit any harmful emissions in comparison with other sources like coal plants that pollute our environment.
But do you really know what they are and how they work?
In this blog post, I am going to give a brief overview of how a typical solar panel works.
HOW DO SOLAR PANEL WORKS?
A solar panel is a device that converts light into electric energy. The panels are composed of photovoltaic cells, which produce electricity when exposed to sunlight.
When the sun shines on a photovoltaic cell, it creates an electrical field across the surface and sets electrons in motion.
This movement produces current that can be used for many purposes including powering homes and businesses or generating electricity for sale back to utility companies via net metering.
Solar power has been around since 1883 when Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel discovered it while experimenting with electrolysis on a copper plate covered in sulfuric acid but only recently has it become more affordable due to technological advances like improved semiconductor materials and computer modeling programs.
HOW IS SOLAR CELL IS MADE?
Solar panels are made up of smaller cells called solar cells. These common silicon-based ones work by sandwiching the semiconductor in between conductive layers where each atom is connected to its neighbors with four strong bonds that keep electrons from flowing freely and so no current can flow.
Silicon has two different materials: N-type and P-type, which are created in a way that makes them perfect for an efficient conversion to electricity. When light hits these substances it creates waves called photons shooting out from the sun to power your favorite gadgets!
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF SOLAR POWER SYSTEM?
A typical system mainly consists of an inverter, solar panels, batteries, Racking, and a charge controller. The components work together to turn the sun's rays into usable energy for when you need it most.
Let's discuss each of the components in detail
SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC PANELS:
Solar panels are the most visible or recognizable part of your power system, and it's likely you're already familiar with them.
They essentially show off what solar is all about; they’re “the face” of solar energy for many people who look up to see if their neighbors have a roof full of these power-producing devices.
Solar works by allowing sunlight or other forms of radiation onto the cell inbuilt into each panel which allows electrons to move freely around its surface until they find an electron that allows them both to be stable (DC electricity).
Solar inverters are the most crucial parts of any solar panel installation system. Without these, all that energy generated by your panels would go to waste and you wouldn't be able to power anything in your home! What's more though, is that they convert DC electricity (which can only run things with direct current) into AC electric currents which means it'll work for everything from lights to appliances like refrigerators or ovens.
Solar Inverters have a simple purpose: To transform the renewable green energy created by large arrays of photovoltaic cells into something usable – whether for commercial or residential properties.
MOUNTING OR RACKING:
Mounting or racking is an important component of a solar system. These are what attach your panels to the roof and ensure that everything will be well-positioned for optimal performance, safety, and efficiency.
The quality equipment required should come from trusted brands only; it's essential to follow all procedures properly so nothing goes wrong with this crucial step in getting up an energy-efficient home!
Solar power systems produce more electricity during the day when it's shining, and that is the time we're mostly away from home. But if not stored, all of this energy becomes waste.
Batteries are an important component of renewable-energy sources because they store up to generate solar power at night or anytime.
New developments in battery technology have made them even more appealing as a solution for those who use their power primarily at nighttime!
Charge controllers are devices that regulate voltage and current from solar panels to batteries. Without charge controllers, a battery could be overcharged or damaged.
The charge controller uses some of the power generated by photovoltaic cells which can vary in strength depending on levels of light exposure as well as other factors like temperature changes.