From the Sun to Your Power Grid: Understanding Photovoltaic Panels

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Photovoltaic panels, or solar panels, generate sustainable electricity for millions of Americans. These panels convert energy from sunlight into electricity that can be used for residential and commercial power.

From the Sun to Your Power Grid: Understanding Photovoltaic Panels

How Photovoltaic Panels Work

Photovoltaic panels contain photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into direct current electricity. These cells are made of semiconducting materials such as silicon, which absorbs the energy from sunlight and releases electrons. The electrons are then collected by metal contacts on the top and bottom of the cell, creating a flow of electricity.

You need an inverter to convert the direct current electricity generated by the photovoltaic panels into usable electricity. The inverter converts the direct current electricity into electricity that can be used or fed back into the power grid.

Benefits of Photovoltaic Panels

Solar panels generate electricity without emitting greenhouse gases or pollutants, making them a clean energy source. Photovoltaic panels reduce or eliminate your reliance on the traditional power grid, which uses fossil fuels to generate electricity. They can be installed on rooftops, in fields, or in other areas exposed to sunlight. This flexibility allows photovoltaic panels to be used in a variety of settings.

We Can Help You Harness the Power of the Sun

We can bring solar power to your residential or commercial space. Before we install your panels, we can help you choose how many panels you need based on your energy consumption. Photovoltaic panels work for you even when the sun isn’t out. Indirect sunlight can still generate power for your space.

Contact us today. We’re happy to answer any questions. At 3 Guys Solar, LLC, we have installed thousands of solar panel systems.