How do solar panels work?
For most of us, this is one of the first questions we ask ourselves when we are planning to install solar panels on our roof. However, the answer to this question is normally complex and includes technical terms that are not clear to everyone. But do not worry, we have an easy way to let you know how the system that will be installed on your roof is going to work.
The first thing you should consider is that solar panels work with sunlight, even without the sun pointing directly to the panel or with rain, snow, or clouds, your panels are still working and converting the solar radiation into energy. How? Let’s see.
Science behind solar
Every panel has cells that are linked together and made up of an element called silicon, a semiconductor that is the second most abundant element on Earth, which has electronic properties that generate an electric field when the sunlight hits the panel’s surface. The electricity generated in this process is called direct current or DC electricity, which should be changed into alternating current or AC with help of equipment called an inverter. Why? Because AC is the type of current that powers our home appliances and other devices.
As the electric current is generated in the solar panel, it flows through a conductive wire which transmits the DC electricity to the inverter to transform it into usable energy (AC). The alternating current is funneled into the breaker box to be distributed to any appliance in your home that is using electricity. It works the same way as the traditional power grid from your utility company, the benefit is that you are saving on your bill while using your own energy.
Solar energy is a smart way to convert solar radiation into energy. This is an efficient and cost-effective solution because you are using the untapped potential of your roof to produce your own power, moreover, solar panels need little maintenance, do not produce any noise while generating electricity, and are safe for health and the environment.
Enjoy the experience
Now you are ready to take a step forward in renewable energy, producing on your roof the energy you consume and save on your electric bill. We use safe, effective, and compliant systems to show you every step of the installation process and a detailed report of your savings.
Take advantage of clean, reliable, and affordable energy and enjoy an exceptional experience!