How PV solar cells work,HOW PV CELLS WORK

 
 
 

photovoltaics (PV) are the direct conversion of sunlight into electrical power.

Let's take a look at what a solar PV system comprises of, then we'll explain how the solar panels work.

Solar Power Generation Systems begin with the solar module. Solar modules capture solar energy and generate direct current (DC) electricity. Inverters (power conditioners) convert DC into AC (alternating current) to run many common appliances and equipment.

Photovoltaic means electricity from light.
A solar PV system uses the natural energy from daylight in the form of solar radiation to generate electricity. This is different technology to solar thermal systems used for heating and hot water.


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A charge is placed across the PV solar cell and as the energy from the sun hits the silicon, an electron is released from the atom. Due to the charge across the PV solar cell, this electron then flows towards the positive layer. Once you have an electron flow, a current is generated. This direct current is converted by an inverter in the system to an alternating current (AC) at the same level as the national grid.

 
 
 
 
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