The practical production of photovoltaic (PV) cells began a revolution in energy production. When bright light shines on these cells, materials and elements inside them emit electrons that make power by producing electricity. So how are these “solar” cells used to make photovoltaic panels and how does Solaron connect these to provide free electricity to property owners all over Brentwood?
What Makes a Solar Panel?
Solaron exclusively uses solar panels manufactured by SunPower, a leading developer of solar cells. These cells are tied together to produce panels of multiple sizes and electrical configurations. Located in California, SunPower uses the tremendous amounts of sunshine here in our state to spur development that designs solar panels that regularly beat the longevity and power of their competitors.
Putting Panels Together
SunPower has also led the production of a number of effective and simple methods for putting panels together. It takes many panels to power the typical home, and all these panels must be connected together in an electrical network to make the electricity our property owners require. So although a solar panel installation may look like one big panel from a distance, in reality it is multiple smaller panels tied together both physically through a framework and electronically through wiring. This design allows for configurations that fit any roof or platform, such as the shade structures now improving multiple parking lots.
Transforming Into Helpful Current
Solar panels produce direct current (DC), but houses operate on alternating current (AC). Therefore, your solar system by Solaron requires a part called an “inverter.” This part takes all the solar electricity from your many panels and adjusts it to a type your home can use. Extra energy can be used to do any of the following:
- use it to charge devices, like an electric car;
- send electricity to the grid to acquire payment from the company;
- charge a household battery bank, storing power for later.
While the first option simply needs the correct type of outlet, the other two demand more parts that add functionality to a solar system.
Start Using Solar Panels
You too can take advantage of the huge amounts of sunlight here in California! Installing a solar panel system from Solaron reduces your payments, minimizes your household production of greenhouse gases and starts you now on energy’s future. For more information about how solar power would work for your home in Brentwood, contact a Solaron rep at 916-631-9293 for a no-obligation solar analysis and quotation.