SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM

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A BRIEF OVERVIEW

The amount of sunlight that strikes the earth’s surface in an hour and a half is enough to handle the entire world’s energy consumption for a full year. Solar technology systems convert sunlight into electrical energy either through photo-voltaic (PV) panels or through mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. This energy can be used to generate electricity or be stored in batteries or thermal storage.

 

Solar radiation is light – also known as electromagnetic radiation – that is emitted by the sun. While every location on Earth receives some sunlight over a year, the amount of solar radiation that reaches any one spot on the Earth’s surface varies. Solar technologies capture this radiation and turn it into useful forms of energy.  There are two main types of solar energy technologies—photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP)

Application of photovoltaic technology in the use of solar energy

Photovoltaics Basics

You’re likely most familiar with PV, which is utilized in solar panels. When the sun shines onto a solar panel, energy from the sunlight is absorbed by the PV cells in the panel. This energy creates electrical charges that move in response to an internal electrical field in the cell, causing electricity to flow.

 

Going Solar Basics

Solar energy can help to reduce the cost of electricity, contribute to a resilient electrical grid, create jobs and spur economic growth, generate back-up power for nighttime and outages when paired with storage, and operate at similar efficiency on both small and large scales.

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To Choose the right solar panels, inverter and batteries  is very significant  in ensuring the correct installation of your solar energy system.

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Culled from ENERGY.GOV

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