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How Solar Panels WorkThe practical production of photovoltaic (PV) cells launched a revolution in energy production. When bright light shines on these cells, materials and elements inside them emit electrons that make power by generating electricity. So how are these “solar” cells used to make PV panels and how does Solaron combine these to provide free electricity to property owners all over Placerville?

What Makes a Photovoltaic Panel?

Solaron exclusively installs solar panels made by SunPower, a leading designer of solar cells. These cells are tied together to produce panels of various sizes and power configurations. Based in California, SunPower employs the significant amounts of sunshine here in our state to motivate development that designs solar panels that regularly beat the durability and production of their competitors.

Connecting Panels Together

SunPower has also led the production of a number of simple and effective techniques for connecting panels together. It requires many panels to power the usual home, and all these panels must be tied together in an electrical network to make the electricity Placerville property owners need. So even though a solar panel array may look like one big panel from a distance, in reality it is various smaller panels tied together both physically through a framework and electronically through wiring. This method allows for configurations that fit any roof or platform, such as the shade structures now found on various parking lots.

Getting Useful Energy

Photovoltaic panels produce direct current (DC), but communities operate on alternating current (AC). Therefore, your solar system by Solaron requires a component called an “inverter.” This component takes all the solar electricity from your many panels and modifies it to a type your home can use. Extra energy can be used to do any of the following:

  • use it to recharge devices, like an electric car;
  • send power to the grid to acquire payment from the company;
  • recharge a home battery bank, storing power for later.

While the first option simply needs the correct type of outlet, the other two require additional components that add functionality to your solar system.

Start Using Photovoltaic Panels

So quit letting sunshine go unused on your home! Turn that potential energy into electricity with a solar system installed by Solaron of Sacramento. For details about solar energy working for your home, call a Solaron technician at 916-631-9293 or write via our online request form for a no-obligation solar analysis and quote.
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