We believe once you understand how solar works, you won’t be able to resist taking the leap of installing your own solar system. In this blog, we are going to cover the basics of how solar panels function, where the technology came from, and the many ways it can change your life for the better.
Solar power is generated from solar cells on panels taking in energy from the sun and turning it into electricity or thermal energy. The energy from the sun is captured in various ways, but the most typical is photovoltaic solar panels. They take in the sunlight and generate electricity to power other things.
The foundations of solar technology go all the way back to the 1950s. Scientists discovered that silicon would create an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. They followed this realization with the invention of solar cells. These are the basis of the panels that capture sunlight and create power today.
The majority of solar energy systems today feed into the existing power grid system. This fact is why most systems are intended to lower your electricity bill and not completely get rid of it. However, it is possible to set up a system that feeds into independent batteries for separate power sources or areas beyond the reach of existing energy grids.