Solar power is the collection and conversion of the sun’s energy into electricity. The process begins when solar (or photovoltaic) cells are exposed to sunlight, this knocks the electrons in the cell loose and electricity is produced. A solar panel is a collection of solar cells, which convert the energy of photons, or light particles, from the sun into electricity.
A solar power system is made of three main components:
- Solar Panels
- Inverter (converts DC to AC)
- Monitoring System
*Adding a solar battery is becoming an increasingly popular option for additional energy freedom