energy into electricity
Simply put, a solar cell works by letting random photons, or tiny particles of light, knock free electrons loose from molecules, creating a flowing current of electricity. Solar panels really only contain a few, smaller solar cells connected together by semi-permeable channels. Each cell is charged with a small amount of electricity from a bank of batteries, which are constantly charging when sunlight is available. When the cells are charged by sunlight, their electrons become excited and jump to a new location. This process continues as long as there is not a total blackout. The flow of electrons is what actually converts energy into electricity in your home.
Solar mountings are just what are required for the panel system to function properly. They serve to support the array of solar panels, which sit on roof tops. Solar mounting systems come in all shapes and sizes. Some are specially designed for smaller panels, some for bigger ones, and some are designed for completely different reasons altogether. But no matter what the purpose, solar panels mounted on the roof ensure that the electricity produced by the arrays does exactly as it should.
Solar panels can be mounted in many different ways. The most traditional method involves large flat panels being attached to the roof, usually by screws. This method has the advantage of providing stable support for the array, while at the same time, decreasing the need for any type of reinforcement. However, even this method can have its drawbacks. Since solar panels are constantly moving, the larger panels tend to rock back and forth, causing damage to roof shingles and making it difficult for the user to easily access the moving parts.
Other methods include rigid solar panels, those that use springs to adjust the angle of the panels’ rays as well as those that incorporate the use of magnets to increase the amount of solar panels that can be mounted on a given area. The latter two methods, which involve using magnets, have been found to be more effective in collecting electricity than the former method. However, the amount of energy that these modules can produce before they become useless is limited. And although they can create large amounts of electricity, they are still relatively expensive. They are also less efficient compared to other methods since the bigger the solar module, the lower the number of cells it uses for producing electricity.
Solar power systems
Solar power systems, however, utilize photovoltaic technologies, which do not have any limits. These technologies convert light directly into electricity through a process called photoelectric effect. The effectiveness of this process depends on the quality of silicon that is used in the manufacturing process. High quality silicon is capable of absorbing and keeping sunlight, allowing light to pass freely between panels. This results in an efficient production of electricity and an increase in the electricity’s voltage.
Aside from using photovoltaics or the process of converting sunlight into electricity, another way to increase the efficiency of solar panels is to build them with energy-efficient solar cells. Cells that posses similar properties as each other when exposed to sunlight will yield the best results when combined with each other. By using multiple cells, a certain amount of energy can be stored within each solar panel. When the sun sets, it can be used up by these cells and at the same time, electricity generated by the panels would continue to charge the batteries.