How Solar Energy Works

By: Solarismypassion

Solar energy is harnessed from the sun's radiation through the use of solar panels.

The solar panels consist of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into electricity.

The photovoltaic cells are made of silicon and other conductive materials that allow for the absorption of photons.

Once the photons are absorbed, they dislodge electrons from the atoms in the cells, creating a flow of electricity.

The electricity generated by the solar panels is in the form of direct current (DC).

The DC electricity is converted into alternating current (AC) by an inverter, making it usable for homes and businesses.

The solar energy system can also be connected to the grid, allowing excess electricity to be sold back to the utility company.

Solar energy systems can include battery storage to provide power during times of low sunlight or power outages.

Solar energy is a renewable source of energy that doesn't emit greenhouse gases or pollutants.

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