Solar Panel Guide
Solar panels, also known as solar modules, are used for heating and powering a home. Solar energy is simply the conversion of solar energy from the sun into usable electricity, either directly via photovoltaic cells indirectly via concentrating solar power, or with a combination of both. Solar panels can be found on all kinds of rooftops and are often easy to install on ones own. These panels harness the sun’s power to convert it directly into electrical energy which can then be used to power a home. There are many different types of solar panels, depending on the amount of electricity needed, the size of the house, and the location.
The main technology used in solar panels work on the same basic principle that fuels a home solar heating system; that is to create an electric current through direct current contacts. In the case of solar panels, photovoltaic cells are placed on the roof and wired into the direct current wiring system. This then creates an electric arc that is captured by the photovoltaic cells. The arc is converted into direct current electricity and runs through wires that are connected to the main home electric circuit board. The entire system then works together, heating and powering the home in the process.
Some solar panels do indeed generate their own electricity, which is referred to as “net metering”. This is where the homeowner actually pays for the electricity that their home generates, and not the company who supplied the solar panels and batteries. The idea behind net metering is to allow you to generate more electricity than you actually use, and allow the company to pay you for it. This then allows you to save money on your monthly utility bill! Another way that a homeowner can actually generate electricity for their home is called “offset charging”, in which the actual retail sale of electricity from one source is offset against what is being purchased from another source.