Are you looking to install a solar power generation system on your property? You’re not alone! Many people across the country are using solar power as an alternative energy source. But, what is this system? How does it actually work? That’s what we are going to discuss in today’s article.
Solar Power Generation System:
Solar power is a clean way to generate electricity for your home. Solar electricity or photovoltaics (PV) is the most promising solution for meeting clean renewable energy needs. Solar cells directly convert sunlight into electricity by a process known as the photovoltaic effect.
The basic unit of a solar cell is called a PV module or panel. A PV module is made up of interconnected solar cells, which are sandwiched between protective materials and added to a frame so that the modules can be mounted on roofs or other structures. A group of PV modules is called an array.
The basic principle behind all solar cells is simple, but the actual physical processes occurring within them are difficult to understand and describe.
When light strikes a solar cell, electrons in the semiconductor material absorb energy from the light’s photons and move out of their atomic orbits into higher-energy states. This frees them to move around within the solar cell, creating an electric current.
The ultimate goal is to produce a cost-competitive, large-area, flexible (rollable), lightweight, and a high-efficiency solar cell that can be used in many applications, including building facades and roofs and consumer electronics products such as calculators, watches, and laptop computers.