How does solar energy generate electricity?

Submitted by frndzzz on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 23:50

The process of generation of electricity using solar energy is discussed below. So let us check it out how to generate electricity from solar energy, Also find out some advantages and disadvantages to know more about solar energy.

  • Solar panels converts sunlight to DC current
  • Inverter converts DC electricity to AC
  • Take electricity your home requires
  • Extra electricity credited on grid

How Solar Works ?

  • Light from the sun contains photons which are tiny bits of energy

  • Some of these photons hit solar modules which consist of many connected solar cells

  • Photons hitting the top layer of a solar cell cause electrons to to flow through the bottom layer

  • This movement of electrons generates direct current (DC) electricity that flows to an inverter

  • Inverter converts DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity

  • AC electricity is use to power the building reducing its electricity bills  and carbon emission

  • The solar electricity can also charge an energy storage system or flow back into grid to other building.