How do solar panels work?

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How do solar panels work?

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Did you know that every hour enough sunlight hits the earth to power the world for year? That’s enough to power 400 quintillion homes.

With Solarworld, you put the sun to work for you. Using photovoltaic technology to harness the power of the sun for your home’s energy needs saves you money and helps preserve the earth’s supply of non-renewable resources. In fact, a typical installation saves the homeowner 30%-60% off of their electrical expenses.

Solar doesn’t just save energy though, coal and nuclear energy production consume vast amounts of water. By using solar on your home, you can conserve over 16,000 gallons of water per year!

How do Solar Panels work?

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A solar installation is made up of a number of aluminum-framed modules. Each module is made of PV (Photovoltaic) cells. Under the sun, a PV cell instantaneously converts light – but not heat – into electricity.

PV Cells are composed of a top, phosphorus-diffused silicon layer that carries free electrons. A thicker, boron-doped bottom layer contains areas absent of electrons, that can also move freely. It is the precise manufacturing of these cells that instills them with an electronic imbalance between the two layers.

On a molecular level, every photon of light that strikes the PV cell “bumps” an electron from the negative layer of the semiconductor to the positive layer.

This “bumping” causes electrons in the bottom layer to effectively sling-shot to the top of the cell which creates an electrical current as these electrons flow into metal contacts as electricity. From there they flow, moving into a circuit throughout a 60-cell module. A closed loop or circuit is created as the electrons flow back into the cell via a solid contact layer at the bottom.

From PV Cells to Your Home or Business

How do solar panels work?

Once the solar module’s cells have been activated by the sun, the current leaving the module(s), passes through a wire conduit leading to an inverter. This device, inverts direct current (DC), which flows with a fixed current and voltage, into alternating current (AC), which flows with oscillating current and voltage. AC is the standard on which appliances worldwide operate.

The inverter feeds the solar-generated power into circuitry of a household, business or power plant and onto the region’s electrical grid.

Why We Use Solarworld

We use Solarworld because they are simply the best. When you switch to solar, you’re locking in your energy costs against the rising market and making an investment that will not only save you money now, but pay you back in the long run. With more solar industry experience than anyone else in the Orlando area, we’ll get your electric rates cut, and clean up your carbon footprint at the same time!

Solar isn’t the alternative energy, it’s the original energy.

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