Solar Power energy is becoming increasingly popular all over the country, but how do solar panels capture it? This is done through a process called the photovoltaic effect.
Photovoltaic, also known as PV, is the process of turning photons into voltage, or sunlight into energy. The solar panels absorb the light and convert it into usable energy for your home. Because the panels are powered by the sun, it is a renewable resource, it never runs out. They produce no pollution, unlike other energy sources.
The solar panels contain solar cells which are made from silicon wafers, and these cells combine to make solar modules. The solar modules combine to make the actual panel which can work on almost any roof. We always send a technician out to your home to look at which panels will work best for your home as every home is different. South facing roofs generally are the best for getting the most out of solar. The exact number of solar panels needed depends on four factors: average energy consumption, climate and sun exposure, type of solar panel, and characteristics of the roof. Our expert technicians will be able to work with you to determine how many panels will be needed to fully power your home.