how does solar energy make electricity?

In this blog, we are going to answer the question of ‘how does solar energy make electricity?’ and explain the basics of how solar systems work.

To understand this method, we will outline the solar energy factors that create the solar power system.

The roof system

With most solar systems, solar panels are fixed onto the roof. The perfect spot would be one with no shade on the panels, particularly during the sunlight hours of 9 am to 3 pm. A south-facing installation will normally supply the best possible potential for your solar system, having said that other locations can give enough production. Trained installation contractors use a device called a Solar Pathfinder to pinpoint likely areas of shading before the installation process.

Solar panels 

Solar panels consist of photovoltaic cells produced from silicon, which convert sunlight into electricity instead of heat. Solar photovoltaic cells contain a positive and negative film of silicon located under a slim piece of glass. While the photons of sunlight beat down on these cells, they knock the electrons off the silicon. The negatively charged free electrons are attracted to one side of the silicon cell, which forms an electric voltage that can be collected and conveyed. This current is assembled by wiring the singular solar panels together to form a solar photovoltaic display.


The inverter is generally placed in a reachable area. Inverters make a small sound, so this should be reviewed when choosing the location. The inverter changes the DC electricity produced by the solar panels into 120-volt AC without delay this can then be put to use by joining the inverter directly to a circuit breaker in the electrical panel. The inverter, electricity production meter, and electricity net meter are linked so that power created by your solar system will be absorbed by the electrical loads directly in movement.

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