But how do solar panels produce energy? Time to pull out your high school physics textbook, or you could just read along!
Solar panels work by allowing particles of light, called photons, to knock electrons from their atomic orbitals. The electrons are captured on conductors in the form of an electric current and this electricity is harnessed and preserved. The area where this reaction occurs is called a photovoltaic cell or solar cell. Solar panels (or modules) are made up of hundreds or thousands of these cells, and multiple solar panels make up a solar array. These arrays are connected into the existing electrical grid and/or battery storage so that the generated energy can be directed properly.
Beat that high school physics class!
When there’s a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called a “nice day”.
It’s not unheard of that energy prices are soaring, so it’s a no brained for homeowners to save money while saving the environment by switching to solar.
The solar industry has grown 167% over the last decade, and continues to grow exponentially. That’s why so many people are going green and switching to solar.