How do solar panels work

We all know that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels transform sunlight into useable
electricity, but few people know the actual science behind the process. This week
on the blog we are going to get into the nitty-gritty science behind solar. It can seem
complicated, but it all boils down to the photovoltaic effect; the ability of matter to
emit electrons when bathed in light.
Before we get to the molecular level, let’s take a high-level look at the basic flow of
electric generation:
Basic Steps in Solar Energy Generation and Transmission

  1. Sunlight hits the solar panels, and creates an electric field.
  2. The electricity generated flows to the edge of the panel, and into a
    conductive wire.
  3. The conductive wire brings the electricity to the inverter, where it is
    transformed from DC electricity to AC, which is used to power buildings.
  4. Another wire transports the AC electricity from the inverter to the electric
    panel on the property (also called a breaker box), which distributes the
    electricity throughout the building as needed.
  5. Any electricity 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, crediting your property for excess
    Now that we have a basic idea of the generation and flow of solar electricity, let’s
    take a deeper dive into the science behind the solar photovoltaic panel.
    While the details behind solar are highly scientific, it doesn’t take a scientist to
    convey the benefits a solar installation can bring to a business or property owner.
    An experienced solar developer can walk you through these benefits and help you
    explore if a solar solution is right for your business.
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