SOLAR PHOTOVOLICS (PV)
Solar PV, also known as photovoltaics capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that can be used in your home.
By installing solar panels, you can generate your own renewable electricity.
How do solar panels work?
A solar PV panel consists of many cells made from layers of semi-conducting material, most commonly silicon. When light shines on this material, a flow of electricity is created.
The cells don’t need direct sunlight to work and can even work on cloudy days. However, the stronger the sunshine, the more electricity generated.
Solar PV systems are made up of several panels, with each panel generating around 355W of energy in strong sunlight. Most systems contain around 10 panels and generate direct current (DC) electricity. The electricity used for household appliances is alternating current (AC), an inverter is installed along with the system to convert DC electricity to AC, this electricity can be used throughout your home or exported to the grid.