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How Solar Panels Work
We may have seen a lot of commercials and slogans trying to entice people to switch to solar energy, but most of us are still unaware of how it works. More and more homeowners are now switching to solar energy after understanding the whole process.
A solar cell is typically made of two layers of silicon wherein one is charged positively and the other is charged negatively, just like a battery. When sunlight strikes the cells, it is energized, or charged. However, the electricity being produced in this cycle is a direct current (DC ) type which we do not use at home. What we need is an alternating current (AC) type of electricity. This is done by an inverter, which is part of the equipment package of a solar panel system. After the conversion of the DC electricity into AC, the electricity runs through your home and is distributed to your home appliances.
Types of Solar Panels Energy Systems
There are two types of Solar Panels. The first type, the Grid-Connected Panel System, such as most Denver residents have, allows you to be connected to your electricity network supplier. Thus giving you the ability to switch to your electricity provider when solar panels do not work or if you have a much greater electric need than your solar panel system can generate.
the other type of Solar Panel which is perfect for the more adventurous types. If you are into creating a cabin in a remote area or putting up a house in a mountain where there is no electricity, well then there is also a Solar Panel System called the Stand-Alone System.