Solar panels surprisingly have been in existence for some time now and can hardly be seen as a new idea. However, in the past ten years, solar panels are becoming more common on homes. Most people in their lives have begun to go greener and have also realized that using solar panels is a big way to save more energy in their homes.
There are many great benefits of having a solar panel attached your property now-a-days. Everyone you know, perhaps a family member or a friend who has solar panels attached to their home always talk about how great the panels are. You probably might have also made the decision to purchase solar panels for your home but you have to know that there are many things you probably don’t know about solar panels and their functions.
Here we have given a guide to assist you in understanding how solar panels function.
Solar Panels Were First Discovered In 1800
Don’t get me wrong here. I’m not saying the first solar panel was made in the 1800s, but I mean the first process behind the functions and usefulness of solar energy was discovered originally in the 1800s and it was called the photoelectric effect. Originally, to convert sunlight to energy directly, selenium was used, however, later silicone was discovered to be a more useable material for the creation process by the scientists and had to be modified and altered so as to make them functional and become what we see them as today.
The Scientific Nature Of Solar Panels
I will try not to bore you with the explanation of solar panels’ scientific side by making it as simple and interesting as possible. To alter the make-up of the silicon, boron and phosphorus are used and then coated to make an electron hole. And as the PV cells soaks up the rays of the sun, they start to displace electrons. The charge from the sun then tries to travels to a part called the “P-N junction” and is diverted to an outer circuit. Power produced this way is called direct current (DC), AC/DC being the magic formula. The DC has to be changed to AC to work on the home.
The Simple Benefits Of Solar Panels
The use of solar panels comes with lots of excellent benefits especially when considering the fact that one doesn’t need to get the panels transported by the power company. Also, any excess energy can be returned to the grid and you can even earn from the grid in exchange for some of the energy produced from your solar panels.
Using solar power is a great way to go green and allows you save money on your electricity bills, and also being more environmentally friendly.
Solar power is currently growing in popularity around the globe and will be everywhere by 2028. If you are lucky to have solar panels installed on your home or property, you will definitely enjoy many benefits. Although it might be quite expensive, it definitely worth every penny in the end.