What Are Solar Panels?
When photons from the sun hit the solar panel they knock loose negatively charged electrons from atoms within the structure. Positively charged holes consume electrons.
This movement of negatively and positively charged particles generates a strong electrical field which creates a voltage of around 0.5V.
The voltage pushes the flow of electrons to contacts at the front and back of the cell where it is conducted along wiring that connects the cells together.
The new generated energy then flows into an inverter where it gets converted from DC to AC electricity. Self-generated electricity is then transferred into your home system. Any clean, green solar power you don’t use flows back into the grid for someone else to use – which means your solar PV system is helping cut carbon emissions for everyone.