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Learn about solar energy systems
MANY people won’t want to buy a product if they don’t know how it works.
This can be the same case with solar energy systems.
Fortunately, it isn’t that hard to learn the general solar process.
Like many other products, learning how these systems work often comes down to knowing what their main components are.
Solar panels are the first main component of a solar energy system, as they contain photovoltaic (PV) cells.
Energy Education writes that PV cells convert solar energy into electricity with the help of semiconductors, and these conductors generate Direct Currents (DC) from the sun’s photons.
However, According to Sun Nova, most household appliances run off an Alternating Current (AC).
This means energy systems need an inverter.
With an inverter, DC energy turns into AC.
The Grid explains how solar systems then require a battery bank, so that people can store energy and continue to use electricity after dark.
With so much electricity running, so that you can keep track of your energy usage, the last major component is an electricity meter.
Electricity meters are used in homes even without solar energy, so it’s not an unfamiliar process.
Your energy provider will assess your electricity usage and compare it to how much solar energy your home has produced, and if there’s any excess energy sent back to the local grid, your account will be credited.