Learn about the science around solar panels and how it can be used to save the planet
Solar power is one of the leading renewable energy resources that is being used instead of fossil fuels
So we all most likely know that Solar panels use the sun to generate electricity, but few people actually know the science behind the solar power process.
But we are here to lift the veil on the mystery of solar power. It can seem complicated at first glance but it all comes down to something called the photovoltaic effect. That is the ability of matter to emit electrons when bathed in light
Steps taken to generate electricity
Here we will cover the steps that are taken by the solar panel and other appliences to generate usable electricty
Step 1: Solar radiation waves hit the panels and create an electric field. (This is the photovoltaic effect that we were talking about)
Step 2: The generated electricity flows to the edge of each of the panels, into a conductive wire.
Step 3: The wire then transports the electricity to the inverter, where it is transformed from DC (direct current) electricity to AC (alternating current), which is the type of electricity that is used to power buildings and their appliances.
Step 4: Another wire transports the AC electricity from the inverter to the breaker box. This then distributes the electricity throughout the building as and when needed.
Step 5: Any electricity that is not needed upon generation, flows through the utility meter and into the utility electrical grid. As the electricity flows through the meter, it causes the meter to run backwards. Your property is then credited for the excess generation, saving you money on electricity you didn't even use.
While the details behind solar power are highly scientific, it doesn’t take a mastermind to understand the many benefits a solar installation can bring you. At MTG Energy Solutions we can walk you through these benefits and help you find the perfect solar solution for your business or property.
Reduce energy consumption
and help the environment by going green
Feel in control and secure without being dependent on your electricity supplier.
Earn and save
If you're a business converting to renewable energy you can actually earn and save money. For example, if you are adding solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations in your car park, you can generate more income from visitors and keep staff happy.
Improve your social corporate responsibility.
Achieve your sustainability goals by reducing your carbon footprint in your business. You can reap the economic benefits of going green!
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