PAY AND DOWNLOAD:
For decades, solar power is only identified as the conversion of energy from the
sun’s light to electricity. While this is an accurate definition, most people do not
know that the energy harvested must first be converted to electrical energy to be
able to produce generally functional electricity. The conversion is made possible
through the photovoltaic or PV, a method that uses semiconductors to convert
the sun’s radiation to electrical energy.
Components of a Simple Solar Power System
Solar or photovoltaic cells
The assembly of semiconductors and electronics or solar cells is enclosed in a
photovoltaic module, more commonly known as a solar panel. Several solar
panels are called solar panel array.
A solar panel collects and generates energy from the sun’s radiation. PV panels
convert this energy to direct current electricity, a current that is produced by
batteries. Although connecting a DC load directly to the solar panel is possible,
batteries play an important role to a properly working photovoltaic system.
The battery stores energy generated by the PV panels
It stores excess energy that exceeds that of what the load requires
The battery serves as a back-up energy source when there is no supply