Solar energy is a highly recommended fuel source for companies that have demand for a huge supply for energy in its day to day operations.
Solar panel installations can be quite complex and professionals are sometimes hired, particularly for universal types of solar panel mounts which need highly complex machines to erect one due to its bulk and heavy weight.
A solar panel is a single panel that traps the heat from the sun. It's transported in its tubes via heated water. With the need for a huge amount of heat, an array of panels on installations with photovoltaic modules composes the system. As such, a single panel used in an interconnected assembly (now called solar cells) can generate the needed energy source converted into electricity for commercial and residential use.
These solar panels harness the power of the sun by trappings its light energy called photons. In order for them to work, they must be interconnected together in an electrical system and should be protected from the ravages of nature. That is why; some solar mounts are mounted high up the ground to prevent flora and fauna disturbances together with protection from high winds and lightning strikes. Solar installations are mounted with a concrete base, supported by cables and wires, for stability.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
We all know the immense benefits of installing a home solar panel containing photovoltaic cells with regards to generating energy for your home or business. You'll produce far less Co2 emissions, help to save the planet and you'll save hundreds of pounds on electricity bills and protect yourself against energy prices that rise above the rate of inflation. You could even increase the value of your home by being green. It's definitely a commodity these days. The benefits listed above are just a few of the positive things you'll experience.
However there is a lot of confusion with regards to how the technology works, this article will attempt to explain how panels containing photovoltaic cells convert raw sunlight into the kind of electricity that will heat your home and cook your food. The journey of the raw sunlight and how to generate electricity is an interesting one and is detailed below:
- First of all, the silicone semiconductors in the pv panels absorb some of the light from the sun when it hits the panels. The energy of the light that has been absorbed is moved to the semi conductor, this means that the electrons from the light are released and are ready to go through the process of being conducted into electricity that can be used in the home.
- The protons contained in the raw sunlight need to be removed. If they are not, they will impede energy generation.
- The electrical energy converted via this process flows through the conversion system as a DC current. This kind of current is useless for powering the home. The DC current has to go through an inverter that will change it once again. This inverter than changes the DC current into an A/C current. This type of current is suitable for use in the home and is the standard current used in homes and business across the world.
- This brand new generated energy then whizzes through the mains consumer unit and is connected to the electrical system of the home, ready to be used for whatever you want to use it for.
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