At Circle L Solar, before we recommend Solar panels to our customers, we want them to understand the process of how solar energy works. You should always know the general workings and ideas behind anything that can affect you & your family’s home. In this article, we will be discussing Solar Energy, and why it can be the best option for your home.
What is Solar Energy?
Solar Energy is the process of turning radiant energy provided by the sun to power we can harness for our home & community. The sun every day produces an estimated 384.6 yotta watts of electricity. From that amount of energy, 1.74 quadrillion watts strike the earth. In one hour, the sun provides enough energy to power 2.8 trillion light bulbs.
We harness the sun’s energy by using photons from the rays to knock electrons from atoms when they hit the solar panels. Each solar panel is made up of photo-voltaic cells that are made up of silicon usually to help generate an electric field. So, when a photon (sunlight) knocks an electron free, the electric field produced by the cells will push that electron out of the silicon cells to the sides where there are conductive metal plates. From there the plates grab the particles and move them towards wires, where they can flow like any other type of electricity.
Solar panels are the key to the future of energy independence for your home & the world. Solar panels installed can save you 60-80% on your electric bills, increase your home’s value, and decrease your carbon footprint. Receive a free quote today from Circle L Solar today and see how we power your circle of life.