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How Do Solar Panels Produce Electricity?

In an era increasingly defined by the need for sustainable energy solutions, solar panels are an excellent addition to your home. At Protec, we specialise in providing cutting-edge, environmentally friendly energy solutions that not only empower you to reduce your carbon footprint but also to harness the sun’s power in an efficient and cost-effective manner. But how exactly do solar panels convert sunlight into usable electricity? Here’s a bit more about how it works.

Photovoltaic Cells

The core of a solar panel’s ability to produce electricity lies in its photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells are the building blocks of solar panels and are crafted from semiconductor materials, typically silicon. When sunlight hits these photovoltaic cells, it generates a reaction, leading to the production of electrical current.

When the silicon is exposed to photons from the sunlight, it starts to release electrons. This movement creates an electrical field, which then flows into a conductive wire on the structures. As this flows in one direction, this is DC power (direct current). To power your home, it needs to go through an inverter to change to AC (alternating current), which is what most homes are powered by. The inverter will most likely be installed in loft space.

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Battery Storage

Without a battery, you will only be able to produce electricity when the sun is out. We recommend battery storage to make the most out of your solar panels. It stores any access electricity for use at night or whenever you would need it. This means you won’t have to rely on main’s electricity as much, and can benefit from being even more independent.

Opting for solar energy is not just about reducing electricity bills, it’s a commitment to a healthier planet. Solar power is a significantly greener alternative to traditional fossil fuels, as it produces electricity without emitting greenhouse gases or pollutants. By choosing solar panels, you’re contributing to a sustainable future, one where energy production works in harmony with our environment rather than against it.

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Embrace the sun’s power and take a step towards a greener, more sustainable future. Get in touch with us today to organise a free home survey. Our experts are ready to assess your home’s suitability for solar panel installation, helping you unlock the potential for significant energy savings and environmental benefits.

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