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Terms and Methodology to Know When Purchasing Solar Panels

Terms and Methodology to Know When Purchasing Solar Panels

Battery Pack

The battery pack allows the photovoltaic system to store and save electricity produced by solar panels. The user automatically has the electricity deposited into the power grid when the battery pack is full. The electric company then gives the customer a credit when the solar panels send electricity back to the grid.

Inverter

The inverter changes the solar energy and turns it into alternating current. This inverter turns direct current into alternating current.

Photovoltaic System

The photovoltaic system includes solar modules, an inverter, a racking system, an optional battery pack, and a solar production monitoring system, and a solar production system. This system turns sunlight into electricity. Commercial and residential applications require the photovoltaic system. Each part is crucial to allow users to maximize their production of energy.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is collected from renewable resources. These resources include sunlight, wind, water, and geothermal energy. Renewable energy is a more environmentally friendly option for producing energy. This allows users of renewable energy to become less dependent on coal and fossil fuels.

Solar Cells

The solar cells are able to turn photon light from the sun into electricity because of the photovoltaic effect. Solar cells are limited to how much light they are able to convert based on their surface area, which is why users often install and maintain several different modules containing the cells.

Solar Production Monitoring System

The solar production monitoring system uses electronics to help monitor the production of electricity. This data also helps determine if the panels are placed in the right setting and running properly.

Watts

Solar panels measure the electricity they produce by watts. The more watts produced by solar panels, the better it is for the consumer. This number also equates to a lower electricity bill since the user buys less fossil fuel-produced electricity. Kilowatt Hours (KWh) are also the form of measurement electric companies base their bills on.

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