What is Solar PV and How Do Solar Panels Work?
Short for solar photovoltaics, solar PV essentially refers to the conversion of sunlight into electrical energy.
Typically installed onto roofs or placed on the ground, solar panels are made with layers of a semiconducting material which responds to sunlight. Silicon is a popular material for solar panels.
When the sunlight reaches the panels, the electrons come loose which creates a flow of electricity. You don’t always need blue skies and sunshine in order for solar panels to generate electricity, even a small amount of natural light can have an effect.
In order for the electricity generated by the solar panels to be converted into usable energy for your appliances an inverter will need to be installed. This converts the direct current electricity from the panels into alternating current for your home.
That’s the basic rundown of how solar PV works, but our expert electrical contractors Peterborough are on hand to answer all your queries.
These remarkable eco-friendly solar panel systems are available in the following installations:
- Integrated roof systems
- Rail mounted roof systems
- Rail mounted building wall systems
- Weighted Ballast systems
- Tracking systems (These can boost return by 300% over a standard staking system)