The practical realization of photovoltaic (PV) cells started a revolution in energy production. When bright light lands on these cells, elements and materials inside them emit electrons that produce power by producing electricity. So how are these “solar” cells used to make solar panels and how does Solaron combine these to provide free electricity to customers all over Fairfield?
What Goes Into a Solar Panel?
Solar panels, also called photovoltaic panels, combine multiple photovoltaic cells to make specific quantities of power. The best photovoltaic panels for residential use come from SunPower, a company found in California. SunPower creates photovoltaic panels with two advantages over their competitors. First, their individual photovoltaic cells have record efficiency – generating more electricity when exposed to the sun than cells advertised by other manufacturers. Second, SunPower cells are durable – they have a very long life and are guaranteed to make record amounts of electricity for 25 years. Solaron uses only SunPower products in its designs.
Linking Panels Together
Many panels are linked together to make enough energy to run a house. Most properties have a limited amount of area that can be dedicated to photovoltaic panels. Here is where the SunPower advantage regularly shines! By making solely the most powerful photovoltaic panels, Solaron makes it straightforward to maximize your system performance, even when little space is available. And the SunPower connection system is engineered to be durable, yet speedy to connect, minimizing the time you have to wait for your system to be installed.
Generating Helpful Energy
Solar panels make direct current (DC), but houses operate on alternating current (AC). Therefore, your photovoltaic system by Solaron needs a part called an “inverter.” This part takes all the photovoltaic electricity from your many panels and adjusts it to a kind your house 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 get payment from the company;
- charge a home battery bank, storing power for later.
While the first choice simply needs the correct kind of outlet, the other two require more components that add functionality to your photovoltaic system.
Start Using Solar Panels
So stop letting sunlight go to waste on your house! Turn that potential power into electricity with a photovoltaic system installed by Solaron of Sacramento. For information about photovoltaic power working for your house, contact a Solaron technician at 916-631-9293 or write via our online request form for a no-obligation solar analysis and estimate.