Solar power has grown at a rapid rate of the last decade and is evolving to an affordable green energy option for citizens worldwide. To give you an idea of how much solar energy has skyrocketed, in 2008 there was around 2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity generated by solar power alone. Ten years later solar power generated over 93 billion kilowatt-hours! Solar energy has grown on the commercial side with large solar panel farms and also on the consumer side with rooftop solar panels. Knowing the basics of how it works is important. This guide from the team at solar power guide shows the basic fundamentals of how solar panels work. Showing the guide in just 6 steps the graphic shows how light from the sun is moved through the glass panels causing a reaction of the electrons which create an electric current that then passes through the solar cell. The current then flows into a conductive wire which takes the energy to an inverter that converts the DC current to AC or alternating current which is used for power.
Infographic by: solarpower.guide