How Do Solar Panels Produce Electricity?

Solar Panels

Everyone knows that solar panels can produce energy from the sun and save you thousands in energy costs, but how exactly do solar panels produce electricity?

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What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are made of a few layers of different materials. There is a top layer of durable protectable glass for the layers underneath it. Underneath the glass are a couple layers of silicon. The silicon captures the electrons and allows them to move around via a positive and negative charged layer of cells. Solar cells are connected to the semi-conductive silicon throughout the solar panel.

How does a solar panel generate power.

When the suns ray’s shine, it’s rays are made up of tiny balls of energy called photons. The photons travel from the sun and hit your solar panels. The energy from the photons excited the solar cells in the solar panels and produces and electrical current via the layer of positive and negative layer of solar cells. From here the current will travel to your inverter on your home as a direct current (DC) and will then convert to an alternative current (AC), which will generate power for your home. The more solar panels you have, the more energy you can produce for your home!

How many solar panels do you need for your home?

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