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How PV Energy Works
Just as trees and plants harness the energy of the sun, so do solar panels. The photo-voltaic cells in the solar panels capture sunlight using semiconductor materials (silicon) and convert it into electricity. this DC (Direct current) electricity is then turned into AC (Alternating current) with an inverter and fed into your home.
The Advanced Bit
Solar cells consist of two thin layers of silicon and as the sunlight strikes, electrons within each solar cell are dislodged. The freed electrons can then only return through an external circuit, causing electricity to flow.
This electricity is then used to power and supply a solar Inverter. This solar inverter converts this created power and syncs it to exactly match the mains power in your home so you can use it.
DID YOU KNOW? Sunlight is present even when the sky is overcast therefore, photovoltaic solar panels will produce electricity whatever the weather. However, the stronger the sunlight the more electricity will be produced at any one time.
PV solar panels do not produce electricity at night but, because a PV Energy solar system is connected to the National Grid, electricity can be 'imported' to make up the shortfall.
Equally, when a PV Energy solar electric system is producing surplus energy it is 'exported' to the Grid earning you extra money.