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Solar 101

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!

I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

– Thomas Edison

Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

An elegant technology that produces electricity from sunlight without moving parts.

How Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Works

01

PV cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity via the photovoltaic effect.

The inverter converts DC into alternating current (AC) electricity

02

The electrical panel sends power to your lights and appliances.

03

The utility meter measures the energy you draw and the system feeds excess energy back to the grid.

04

The Photovoltaic Effect

Ever wondered how solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity? This process is called the photovoltaic effect.

A PV cell is made of semiconductor material. When sunlight strikes the cell, the semiconductor material absorbs some of the energy-containing photons present. After enough sunlight is absorbed, the photons knock electrons loose from the PV’s silicon atoms, and the free electrons naturally migrate to the surface of the cell.

The movement of electrons – each carrying a negative charge – toward the front surface of the cell creates an imbalance of electrical charge between the cell’s front and back surfaces. This imbalance, in turn, creates a voltage potential like the negative and positive terminals of a battery. Electrical conductors on the cell absorb the electrons. When the conductors are connected to form an electrical circuit, electricity flows.

Parts of a Solar System

Solar Panels

Solar panels contain solar cells that capture the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity. The average lifespan of solar panels is widely regarded to be between 25 to 30 years.

Inverters

An inverter is a device that converts electrical power from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). Typical appliances we use at home or in the office are designed to run off an AC supply which they get from electrical outlets that provide AC electricity. However, renewables and batteries produce DC electricity. So, if we want to power our electrical devices from these sources, we need an inverter.

Mounting Frame

Mounting structures (or solar module racking) are used to securely attach solar panels on surfaces like roofs, building facades, or the ground. They are configured to withstand the load of the panels and extreme weather conditions that occur at the site. New developments in mounting frame technology allow the deployment of solar on more types of surfaces.

Power up your business

We offer solar plans tailored for small, medium, and large businesses. Harness the sun’s rays to generate green energy and lots and lots of power savings.​

Visit our commercial website to learn more.​

Solar 101

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!

I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

– Thomas Edison

Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

An elegant technology that produces electricity from sunlight without moving parts.

How Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Works

01

02

PV cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity via the photovoltaic effect.

The inverter converts DC into alternating current (AC) electricity

03

04

The electrical panel sends power to your lights and appliances.

The utility meter measures the energy you draw and the system feeds excess energy back to the grid.

The Photovoltaic Effect

Ever wondered how solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity? This process is called the photovoltaic effect.

A PV cell is made of semiconductor material. When sunlight strikes the cell, the semiconductor material absorbs some of the energy-containing photons present. After enough sunlight is absorbed, the photons knock electrons loose from the PV’s silicon atoms, and the free electrons naturally migrate to the surface of the cell.

The movement of electrons – each carrying a negative charge – toward the front surface of the cell creates an imbalance of electrical charge between the cell’s front and back surfaces. This imbalance, in turn, creates a voltage potential like the negative and positive terminals of a battery. Electrical conductors on the cell absorb the electrons. When the conductors are connected to form an electrical circuit, electricity flows.

Parts of a Solar System

Solar Panels

Solar panels contain solar cells that capture the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity. The average lifespan of solar panels is widely regarded to be between 25 to 30 years.

Inverters

An inverter is a device that converts electrical power from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). Typical appliances we use at home or in the office are designed to run off an AC supply which they get from electrical outlets that provide AC electricity. However, renewables and batteries produce DC electricity. So, if we want to power our electrical devices from these sources, we need an inverter.

Mounting Frame

Mounting structures (or solar module racking) are used to securely attach solar panels on surfaces like roofs, building facades, or the ground. They are configured to withstand the load of the panels and extreme weather conditions that occur at the site. New developments in mounting frame technology allow the deployment of solar on more types of surfaces.

Power up your business

We offer solar plans tailored for small, medium, and large businesses. Harness the sun’s rays to generate green energy and lots and lots of power savings.​

Visit our commercial website to learn more.​

Solar 101

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

– Thomas Edison

Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

An elegant technology that produces electricity from sunlight without moving parts.

How Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Works

01

PV cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity via the photovoltaic effect.

02

The inverter converts DC into alternating current (AC) electricity

03

The electrical panel sends power to your lights and appliances.

04

The utility meter measures the energy you draw and the system feeds excess energy back to the grid.

The Photovoltaic Effect

Ever wondered how solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity? This process is called the photovoltaic effect.

A PV cell is made of semiconductor material. When sunlight strikes the cell, the semiconductor material absorbs some of the energy-containing photons present. After enough sunlight is absorbed, the photons knock electrons loose from the PV’s silicon atoms, and the free electrons naturally migrate to the surface of the cell.

The movement of electrons – each carrying a negative charge – toward the front surface of the cell creates an imbalance of electrical charge between the cell’s front and back surfaces. This imbalance, in turn, creates a voltage potential like the negative and positive terminals of a battery. Electrical conductors on the cell absorb the electrons. When the conductors are connected to form an electrical circuit, electricity flows.

Parts of a Solar System

Solar Panels

Solar panels contain solar cells that capture the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity. The average lifespan of solar panels is widely regarded to be between 25 to 30 years.

Inverters

An inverter is a device that converts electrical power from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). Typical appliances we use at home or in the office are designed to run off an AC supply which they get from electrical outlets that provide AC electricity. However, renewables and batteries produce DC electricity. So, if we want to power our electrical devices from these sources, we need an inverter.

Mounting Frame

Mounting structures (or solar module racking) are used to securely attach solar panels on surfaces like roofs, building facades, or the ground. They are configured to withstand the load of the panels and extreme weather conditions that occur at the site. New developments in mounting frame technology allow the deployment of solar on more types of surfaces.

Power up your business

We offer solar plans tailored for small, medium, and large businesses. Harness the sun’s rays to generate green energy and lots and lots of power savings.​

Visit our commercial website to learn more.​