How Does Solar Power Work?
You already know that solar can dramatically reduce your electricity bill and shrink your carbon footprint.
But how does solar power work? How do the panels themselves help put money in your bank account and clean the planet?
The basic science behind solar energy goes back to the 1830s. But the first commercially viable silicon solar cell dates back to the 1950s. In the decades since, there’ve been many innovations and leaps. However, the overall design of today’s modern solar photovoltaic (PV) systems is pretty much the same.
Let’s review the mechanics of your solar PV installation.