Solar panels – What are they?

Solar panel energy system or photovoltaics use photovoltaic cells to catch the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity used to run household appliances, lighting or other electrical devices. Moreover, these cells can still generate electricity even on cloudy days.

The advantages of solar power

Save on your power bills: You should see a saving on your electricity bill, because you will be using power from your solar panels during the day rather than just from the electricity grid.

Benefit for environment: Solar power renewable energy source, doesn’t emit any harmful pollutants into environment. The electricity from a typical solar system can help decrease amount of carbon to 1.3 to 1.6 tonnes per year because it is made from sunlight rather than burning fossil fuels. 

How solar cells work?

PV cells are most commonly made from silicon which is usually divided into two common varieties, crystalline and thin-film cells with many different shapes and sizes. . The cell generate an electric field across the layers by capturing the sunlight shining on it. The amount of electricity created depends on the strength of the sunshine. A photovoltaic (PV) module or solar panel consists of many solar cells mounted together on the roof or the ground.

Solar PV maintenance

Solar panel maintenance is necessary to ensure your long-term benefits. Below are some tips for solar panel maintenance and solar panel cleaning.
– It is necessary to keep solar panels out of shade just because energy production will be inefficient in case they are kept from absorbing sunlight by any shadow
– Your installer’s guidance will be very helpful because of the information about the common fault signals and the keys to handle.
– You should spend your time focusing on your solar system, and make sure the inverters are flashing green lights.
– You need to aware that the panels can last from 25 to 30 years. However, the inverters need to be replaced several times during this period.
– Don’t forget to discuss with your installer about the maintenance requirements before committing the capital in the installation of solar PV project.