Solar power is a super efficient trending green power and today’s focus is changing the source of appliances that we do to solar powered products.
The process that changes solar beams into electricity starts with photon beams and ends as electricity.
Solar panels are made up of several silicon solar cells. They have a positive and a negative layer that creates an electric field the same way that batteries function. When photon beams hit the cell, electrons get released and if the cell is connected to a conductor between its positive and negative side, an electric circuit gets formed. When electrons flow in such circuit, electricity gets generated. The amount of energy strongly depends on the size of the panel and level of beams hitting the panel.
Solar panels generate DC electricity and in order to use the electricity in home appliances, the current needs to be changed to AC. Inverters take care of the inverting process and also provide ground fault protection and system stats including voltage and current on AC and DC circuits, energy production, and maximum power point tracking.
Using solar energy for generating your needed electricity is super clean and cheap, but what happens if you do not use as much as you are producing?
Storing the energy is one option, but there is another alternative that providers of such system offer. The exceeding energy gets fed back to the mainstream so other users can use it and by adding a counter for the energy that you are exporting to other users, you find out how much electricity you have sent to the mainstream and get paid.