The sun has powered the ecosystem of our planet for millions of years and we’re finally harnessing this limitless source of energy to help our everyday power needs.
The technology exists to convert this UV energy into power via Photo Voltaic Cells or PV Cells. A solar panel is made up of linking these cells together.
Group a batch of solar panels and you have a way of utilising the sun’s limitless power into your house.
The energy converted from the sun’s rays by your solar panels isn’t the same as what we use to power the devices in our houses. The energy produced is DC, or Direct Current, measured in Watts (1000 watts is a kilowatt, kW). Our houses and the grid network use what’s called AC, Alternating Current, which is normally set at 240 Volts. We take that DC and send it into an INVERTER, which changes the current from DC or AC.