How does solar power systems work?

A common question we get from our Client’s is how does solar power systems work? Here we’ll explain briefly how it works. From the sun, we are able to generate our own electricity with the use of a solar power system. A solar power system generally consists of 2 major parts; solar panels and solar inverters. Each of them has their own distinct function. Solar panels generates electricity from sunlight and solar inverters converts the generated electricity to usable electricity.

Info: The technology behind the changing sunlight to electricity is called photovoltaics or P.V. for short. That’s why you’ll find that solar power systems are also called solar PV systems.

How does solar power systems work?

A common question we get from our Client’s is how does solar power systems work? Here we’ll explain briefly how it works. From the sun, we are able to generate our own electricity with the use of a solar power system. A solar power system generally consists of 2 major parts; solar panels and solar inverters. Each of them has their own distinct function. Solar panels generates electricity from sunlight and solar inverters converts the generated electricity to usable electricity.

Info: The technology behind the changing sunlight to electricity is called photovoltaics or P.V. for short. That’s why you’ll find that solar power systems are also called solar PV systems.

How does solar power systems work?

Diagram:

How does solar power systems work-solar energy

Solar energy: Sunlight

The sun emits solar radiation that produces radiant light and heat, known as solar energy.

Solar energy is an important “fuel” for technologies that harness it to produce electricity like solar heating, photovoltaics(PV) as used by solar power systems.

How does solar power systems work-solar energy

Solar power system: Solar panels

Sunlight hits the solar cells. Solar cells are made of a material that naturally turns sunlight into electricity through a process called photovoltaics(PV).

A solar panel is made of many solar cells.

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Solar power system: Solar inverter

The electricity that comes from a solar panel is direct current(DC) electricity. Electrical devices in homes and commercial buildings uses alternating current(AC) electricity.

So to convert DC electricity to AC electricity we use a solar inverter. Modern solar inverters are able to monitor and provide readings.

How does solar power systems work-solar inverter

Renewable energy: Electricity from sunlight

The solar inverter would send the electricity to your distribution board to be shared with all the plug points.

So everytime you use electricity from any of the electrical points, you’ll be using the electricity generated from your own solar power system.

How does solar power systems work-solar inverter

How does solar power systems work?

Diagram:

Solar energy: Sunlight

The sun emits solar radiation that produces radiant light and heat, known as solar energy.

Solar energy is an important “fuel” for technologies that harness it to produce electricity like solar heating, photovoltaics(PV) as used by solar power systems.

Solar power system: Solar panels

Sunlight hits the solar cells. Solar cells are made of a material that naturally turns sunlight into electricity through a process called photovoltaics(PV).

A solar panel is made of many solar cells.

Solar power system: Solar inverter

The electricity that comes from a solar panel is direct current(DC) electricity. Electrical devices in homes and commercial buildings uses alternating current(AC) electricity.

So to convert DC electricity to AC electricity we use a solar inverter. Modern solar inverters are able to monitor and provide readings.

Renewable energy: Electricity from sunlight

The solar inverter would send the electricity to your distribution board to be shared with all the plug points.

So everytime you use electricity from any of the electrical points, you’ll be using the electricity generated from your own solar power system.

Solar power: Renewable and sustainable

Now you know how solar power systems work. Here’s the best part about solar power

The most appreciated thing about solar power is that it’s both renewable and sustainable. All energy requires a source of power, like how cooking requires heat and fire gives that heat. So fire is the source of power. However, without wood, the fire would go off and we would use more wood to keep the fire alive. Renewable energy is energy which comes from a source that doesn’t deplete. The sun is the source of power for solar powers systems – the sun never runs out of power. Think of it as now we have an endless supply of wood for cooking.

Solar power is also sustainable. Sustainable as Merriam-Webster dictionary states is, “of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged”. Solar power systems harvest sunlight to generate electricity. And this doesn’t damage the sun in return as the sun naturally emits sunlight. Making solar power systems an eco-friendly and very practical source of energy. Today over 21 countries have adopted solar power and continue to grow year on year, would you be going solar soon?

Now you know how solar power systems work

Do you want to try out solar power systems? Contact us to arrange a demo

We’ll be glad to show you a demo of solar power systems for you. Discover solar energy today with ERS Energy and uncover the possibilities of tomorrow’s technology.

Here’s to making everyday a brighter one.

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