The practical production of photovoltaic (PV) cells started a revolution in electricity generation. When sunlight falls on these cells, materials and elements inside them produce electrons that generate power by producing electricity. So how are these “solar” cells employed to make PV panels and how does Solaron combine these to provide free electricity to property owners all over Vacaville?
What Makes a Photovoltaic Panel?
Solar panels, also called PV panels, use multiple PV cells to generate specific amounts of power. The best photovoltaic panels offered for residential use come from SunPower, a company found in California. SunPower creates photovoltaic panels with two distinct advantages over their competitors. First, their individual PV cells feature incredible efficiency – making more electricity when exposed to the sun than cells advertised by other manufacturers. Second, SunPower cells are enduring – they feature a very long life and are guaranteed to generate incredible amounts of electricity for 25 years. Solaron installs only SunPower products in its designs.
Putting Panels Together
SunPower has also pioneered the production of a number of effective and simple methods for linking panels together. It takes many panels to power the typical house, and all these panels must be linked together in an electrical network to generate the electricity our property owners need. So even though a photovoltaic panel array may look like one big panel from a distance, in reality it is multiple smaller panels linked together both electronically through wiring and physically through a framework. This method allows for configurations that fit any roof or platform, such as the shade structures now shading multiple parking lots.
Generating Useful Power
Photovoltaic panels generate direct current (DC), but households operate on alternating current (AC). Therefore, your photovoltaic system by Solaron needs a device called an “inverter.” This device takes all the photovoltaic electricity from your many panels and converts it to a kind your house can use. Extra electricity can be employed 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 option simply needs the right kind of outlet, the other two require more components that add functionality to the photovoltaic system.
Start Using Photovoltaic Panels
You too may take advantage of the tremendous amounts of sunlight available in California! Installing a photovoltaic panel system from Solaron reduces your bills, minimizes your household production of greenhouse gases and starts you now on electricity’s future. For more information about how photovoltaic power will work for your house, contact a Solaron rep at 916-631-9293 for a no-obligation solar analysis and estimate.
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