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About: <p><strong>Nowadays, you can find everywhere solar panels. On roofs, cars, bikes, trailers, and even floating on water. But how do they work, and how is it used?</strong></p> <h2>Solar Energy: How Does It Work?</h2> <ul> <li>To generate solar energy, the photons radiated from the sun to earth must be collected, converted into a usable format, and then delivered to an electronic device or the electric grid.</li> <li>An inverter is used to convert the electricity from the photovoltaic array into a format that can power most devices and make sure the voltage level is consistent.</li> <li>Finally, the power can be supplied to the electrical grid or directly to a home, business, or other location for immediate use. Also, some systems can move the array of cells, so they remain in the best position to collect solar energy.</li> </ul> <h2>Photovoltaic Arrays</h2> <p>Photovoltaic (PV) arrays are groups of PV cells connected to supply more energy than a single cell could provide. PV cells are made from specially treated silicon made, so the material has a positive side and a negative side, allowing it to transmit electricity. The cell is then attached to several other cells using metal connectors; that group of cells is connected to a frame for support, making a PV module. The modules are connected to create a PV array with a single electrical output connected to the rest of the system.</p> <h2>Inverters</h2> <p>The solar energy generated by the PV array is direct current (DC) electricity, which cannot be used by many electronic devices or returned to the electrical grid because they use alternating current (AC) power. Also, solar arrays do not generate a consistent amount of energy because of variations in light hitting the PV cells.</p> <p>The inverter and transformer correct these issues by modifying the amount and type of electrical power supplied by the system. The inverter converts DC power into AC power that can be used by other electric systems and ensures the voltage level delivered by the system is constant.</p> <h2>Photovoltaic Array Controllers</h2> <p>Since the amount of energy generated by PV cells is directly related to the amount of sunlight hitting them, the output from a solar energy system is impacted by the position of the PV array concerning the sun. To maximize the efficiency of the generation system, a solar tracker and array controllers can be used. The solar tracker will follow the position of the sun by using light sensors; the controllers can move the PV arrays based on the output from the solar tracker, ensuring that the highest possible amount of solar energy is generated.</p> <h2>Delivering Solar Energy</h2> <p>Once the electricity generated by the PV array has been converted into a usable format, it can be used to electrical power devices. The solar energy generation system can be installed, so power is delivered directly to any electrical appliances it is attached to or connected in parallel with the electrical grid.</p> <p><strong>Before you go!</strong></p> <p><em><strong>Recommended:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://www.whatsorb.com/energy/solar-farms-in-space-next-step-in-renewable-energy"><strong>Solar Space Farms: Next Step In Renewable Energy</strong></a></em></p> <p><em><strong>Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below.<br />We try to respond the same day.<br /></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Like to write your article about solar energy?<br />Send your writing &amp; scribble with a photo to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, and we will write an interesting article based on your input.</strong></em></p>
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Solar energy is one of the most favored forms of renewable energy. It comes as radiant light and heat. Popular solar renewables are photovoltaic cells, solar heating from water and salt.

Energy

Nowadays, you can find everywhere solar panels. On roofs, cars, bikes, trailers, and even floating on water. But how do they work, and how is it used?

Solar Energy: How Does It Work?

  • To generate solar energy, the photons radiated from the sun to earth must be collected, converted into a usable format, and then delivered to an electronic device or the electric grid.
  • An inverter is used to convert the electricity from the photovoltaic array into a format that can power most devices and make sure the voltage level is consistent.
  • Finally, the power can be supplied to the electrical grid or directly to a home, business, or other location for immediate use. Also, some systems can move the array of cells, so they remain in the best position to collect solar energy.

Photovoltaic Arrays

Photovoltaic (PV) arrays are groups of PV cells connected to supply more energy than a single cell could provide. PV cells are made from specially treated silicon made, so the material has a positive side and a negative side, allowing it to transmit electricity. The cell is then attached to several other cells using metal connectors; that group of cells is connected to a frame for support, making a PV module. The modules are connected to create a PV array with a single electrical output connected to the rest of the system.

Inverters

The solar energy generated by the PV array is direct current (DC) electricity, which cannot be used by many electronic devices or returned to the electrical grid because they use alternating current (AC) power. Also, solar arrays do not generate a consistent amount of energy because of variations in light hitting the PV cells.

The inverter and transformer correct these issues by modifying the amount and type of electrical power supplied by the system. The inverter converts DC power into AC power that can be used by other electric systems and ensures the voltage level delivered by the system is constant.

Photovoltaic Array Controllers

Since the amount of energy generated by PV cells is directly related to the amount of sunlight hitting them, the output from a solar energy system is impacted by the position of the PV array concerning the sun. To maximize the efficiency of the generation system, a solar tracker and array controllers can be used. The solar tracker will follow the position of the sun by using light sensors; the controllers can move the PV arrays based on the output from the solar tracker, ensuring that the highest possible amount of solar energy is generated.

Delivering Solar Energy

Once the electricity generated by the PV array has been converted into a usable format, it can be used to electrical power devices. The solar energy generation system can be installed, so power is delivered directly to any electrical appliances it is attached to or connected in parallel with the electrical grid.

Before you go!

Recommended: Solar Space Farms: Next Step In Renewable Energy

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