Hello, today I am going to write a blog about Solar Panels. Solar Panels take in the Sunlight and use it to make a source of power to convert into Heat or Electricity.
According to the Wikipedia a Solar panel is a (A.KA Hardest to Understand): “photovoltaic (PV) module” a Photovoltaic is: a packaged, connected assembly of typically 6×10 photovoltaic solar cells. Photovoltaic modules constitute the photovoltaic array of the photovoltaic system that generates and supplies solar electricity in commercial and residential applications. Each module is rated by its Direct Current output power under standard test conditions (STC), and typically ranges from 100 to 365 Watts (W)”. The most common use of the Solar Panel Systems are being used for water heating systems. The price of solar panels have gone down exponentially in many other countries so that it is cheaper than normal Fossil Fuel electricity.
Simply: The solar panel changes the photons into electrons of direct current electricity. The electrons flow out of the solar panel and into an alternator and other electrical safety devices. The alternator converts that direct current power (commonly used in batteries) into alternating current or Alternating Current power. Alternating Current power is the kind of electrical power that your computer, toaster, and television use when plugged into the wall outlet.
Simplest: A solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to let electrons be free of the atoms, generating a flow of electricity. Solar panels are actually comprised of many, tinier units called photovoltaic cells.
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Fun Fact: The price of solar panels have gone down exponentially in many other countries so that it is cheaper than normal Fossil Fuel electricity.
Fun Fact: Solar energy is a completely free source of energy and it is found in abundance.
Fun Fact: Though the sun is 90 million miles from the earth, it takes less than 10 minutes for light to travel from that much of distance.
Fun Fact: Solar energy can also be used for making potable, brackish or saline water. Without using electricity or chemicals, waste water can be treated. Creating salt from sea water is also one of the oldest uses of solar energy.
This is the end of the Blog hope you enjoyed! If you have Solar Panels tell me what you use them for (A.K.A what utility your solar panel saves you from paying alot of money to make it work).