What is Solar Energy?
Solar energy is an energy that hits the earth every day from the sun in the form of light & Heat. Sun is technically considered as a nuclear fusion reactor and it converts millions of tons of hydrogen into helium every second. Sun is approximately 149 Million KM away from the earth and the sunlight takes about 8.3 seconds to reach the earth.
Solar energy is considered one of the best renewable energy sources to fight against climate change. When compared to Fossil fuels, it is abundantly available and does not release any greenhouse gases.
As of 31st December 2019, India had reached its Installed Solar Capacity to 33.73 GW. IN 2015, the Indian government had announced the most ambitious goals to reach 100GW of Solar power by 2022. Solar energy technologies are improving and the cost of Solar panels is dropping rapidly. It’s the right time to invest your money in Solar. Go Solar & Start reducing your Energy Costs with Solarion Today.
Applications of Solar Energy
The most common applications are as follows.
- Power generation
- Water Pumping
What are the advantages of solar energy?
- Renewable Energy
- Abundantly available
- Reduces Electricity Bill
- Easy Installation
- Low Maintenance Cost
- Accessible anywhere
- Quick return on investment (ROI)
- Creates new jobs
What are the disadvantages of solar energy?
- High Capital Cost
- Energy Storage is expensive
- Depends on Climate
- Requires Space
How Do Solar Panels Work?
A solar panel is a group of Solar cells connected together through a copper conductor. A solar cell or PV Cell is made up of semiconductor materials. The most commonly used materials are silicon, gallium arsenide, and cadmium telluride, etc.
When solar cells absorb sunlight, Photons knocks the electrons free from their silicon atoms. The energy from the photons is transferred to electrons. Negative conductors and positive conductors of a solar cell form an electric circuit. When the electrons flow through the closed circuit generate electricity.
How Does Solar Inverter Work?
A solar inverter is the heart of any solar power system. The majority of home uses (alternating current) AC power, but the solar panel produces only DC power. So the DC power produced in the solar panel is fed to the solar inverter, which converts the DC power into AC power which can be used to power your home appliances.
Types of Solar Inverter
There are three types of solar inverter technologies currently available in the market.
- String Inverter
- Power Optimizer
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