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Solar Power and How It Works

Day to day, light hits your roof’s solar panels with particles of sunlight. The solar panel makes those photons into electrons of DC (direct current) electricity. The electrons stream out of the solar panel, going into an inverter and other electrical safety apparatuses. The inverter changes that DC power (generally used in batteries) into alternating current or AC power. AC power is the type of electricity used by your PC, TV, etc when they are plugged into the electrical outlet on your wall.

Solar Cells

Solar cells are tiny, square-shaped panel semiconductors produced from silicon and other conductive materials, made in slim film layers. When sunlight sets upon a solar cell, chemical reactions give off electrons, producing electric current. Solar cells are called photovoltaic cells or “PV cells” as well and may be found on a lot of small appliances like calculators.
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Components of a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System
The Ultimate Guide to Installations

Components of a PV system are PV modules, which are sets of PV cells universally termed PV panels; at least a single battery; wiring; mounting hardware/framework. A PV module assembles separate PV cells, and the modules are collected in an array. Arrays may be set on particular tracking devices to follow sunlight throughout the day and increase system efficiency.

PV System Installation

It’s possible to install a photovoltaic (PV) or solar electric system on your own. However, to prevent hitches or injury, you should hire an experienced professional contractor who offers a system warranty of no shorter than 10 years.

Maintenance

Even though they are complex electric systems, PV systems have few moving parts, so they don’t entail a lot maintenance. The basic PV module comes with absolutely no moving parts and can survive more than three decades years while calling for little maintenance.

Durability

The components of a PV system are made to reach high durability and dependability standards. The best way to install a PV system and ensure longevity is to have it done professionally.

Sunlight Requirements

A photovoltaic (PV) system calls for unconstrained access to the sun’s rays for all or most of the day for it to be effective. Shading on the system in known to notably drive down energy output. Climate is not a key concern since PV systems are largely unaffected by air temperatures, and snow cover normally melts rapidly due to the sunlight-facing position of the panels.

Solar PV System Size

The size of your solar system depends on plenty of factors, including your energy consumption, your roof’s size, how much power you want to generate, your budget, and so on. Call a system designer/installer to know what type of system matches your needs.

02 Jan 2017