How solar works?
Active solar power is what you are most likely to install to cut your energy costs and usage. There are two basic components:
Solar panels, made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, capture sunlight particles or photons. Using a semiconducting material such as silicon, the PV cells convert the sunlight into useable direct current (DC) electricity.
An inverter connected by wires to the solar panels turns those direct currents (DC) into alternating current (AC) electricity to power the lights, computers and other appliances.
1. Solar PV panels capture sunlight, causing electrons in the panel’s silicon cells to release energy that becomes direct current (DC) electricity.
2. An inverter converts the DC into alternating current (AC) electricity, making it useable for homes and businesses.
3. Excess electricity can be stored in a battery or fed back into the power grid.
4. Additional electricity can be pulled from the grid if you need more power than your solar panels can generate.