What Are Solar Panels?

Solar panels are devices used to turn sunlight into electricity. Also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels or modules, they convert light from the sun which is composed of particles of energy called “photons” into usable electricity to power lights, appliances, and other electrically powered devices. Solar panels are one of the key components of a solar power system. They are typically installed on roofs or topmost surfaces of buildings but can also be ground mounted where there is sufficient sun exposure. Besides its use for production of electricity for residential, commercial, and industrial solar power systems, they can also be used as remote power systems for cabins, telecommunications systems, remote sensing, and more.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels are made up of many individual solar cells composed of layers of silicon, phosphorous (which delivers the negative charge), and boron (which delivers the positive charge). These cells absorb photons from sunlight to create an electrical current. The energy from photons hitting the solar panels will knock the electrons out of their atomic orbit and get released into the electrical field generated that will pull these electrons into a directional current. This process is called photovoltaic effect, and this is how solar panels convert sunlight into electricity to power residential, commercial, and industrial establishments.

How To Choose The Right Solar Panels

The right solar panels must meet the performance requirements of a specific solar power system. There are many factors that need to be considered in choosing the right solar panels. These can include the amount of electricity a specific solar power system can produce and how much a premises will need to consume at any given time. When looking for the right solar panels, the most important things that need to be taken into consideration include solar panel efficiency, solar panel cost, PV module quality and warranty, power tolerance, voltage rating, and coefficient of temperature. One can also consider aesthetics but that is not that important.

A GWOFFGRID expert can help you find the right solar panels for your solar power system. Get in touch with us so we can provide you with our knowledge and expertise when it comes to choosing the solar panels that will suit your system’s performance requirements.

Why Choose GWOFFGRID For Your Energy Product Sourcing?

Dedicated Customer Service Team – The GWOFFGRID Store is based in Sydney, Australia, and has an expert customer service team. We have specialised in solar and alternative energy products for over 10 years, so you can be assured we will provide you with the right advice for any application.

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