22 Dec 2020

How does solar work?

Solar PV technology converts energy from solar radiation directly into electricity. Solar PV cells are the electricity-generating component of a solar energy system. PV cells are assembled into a PV panel or module. PV modules are then connected to create an array. The modules are connected in series and then in parallel, as needed, to reach the specific voltage and current requirements for the array. The direct current (DC) electricity generated by the array is then converted by an inverter to usable alternating current (AC) that can be consumed by adjoining buildings and facilities or exported to the electricity grid.