Solar power

How Does Solar Power Work for Your Home

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The working of a solar power system is pretty simple. Once you decide on getting it installed, solarmatic will take care of everything from installation to maintenance. Setting up of Solar power system would prove to be one of the best decisions of your life. You would get a relief from ever-increasing electricity bills. Though Solarmatic will do the installation job for you still we want you to have a clear understanding of the process hence we will provide the complete guide on how it works.

Solar Panels – What are they and how do they work?

Solar Panels:  Firstly you need to understand the photovoltaic effect. The photovoltaic effect is the creation of voltage and electric current in a material upon exposure to light and is a physical and chemical property/phenomenon. Solar panels are made of photovoltaic cells and hence convert sunlight into the Direct current. This process continues till sun’s radiations are hitting the panels on your roof. But to run home appliances we need Alternating current instead of Direct Current. The inverter does this job of conversion.

Inverter – what is its job?

An Inverter is a very important component of this process. It helps in converting the Direct Current (DC) produced by the solar panels into Alternating Current(AC). Home’s electrical circuit need AC to work because AC is bidirectional and DC is unidirectional.

Electrical Service Panel

Electricity from inverter flows into the electrical service panel and then from here it is directed to your home to light your house and to run other electrical circuits. Solar panels usually produce more electricity and excess power can be stored in the storage battery or it can also be directed to the company’s electricity grid for which you will get the credit.

Net Meter

It keeps track of the amount of electricity fed into the grid and the amount drawn from the grid. You will get paid for the excess power generation by the solar panels. This way you will get to know how much money you have saved with the solar power installation.

                                                                  Benefits of Solar panel Installation

1. Utilization of Renewable source of energy: Efficient use of the sun’s energy to generate electricity is helpful in reducing the dependence on fossil fuels which have an adverse effect on the environment. Sunlight is widely available free of cost and it would not deplete upon consumption like coal or gas. Solar power produces clean energy.

2. Reduction and elimination of electricity bill: Solar panels make the home self-sufficient in generating enough power to meet the domestic needs. Moreover, on hot summer days, it generates excess power which can be stored or can be fed back to the electrical grid in exchange for money. The net meter helps in keeping the track of the amount of electricity sent back to the grid. This can add to your earning by saving your thousands of dollars.

3. Keeps the environment clean: Environmental pollution is the major concern all over the world. Generation of power with the help of sunlight is the safest method of meeting the basic power needs. This way we are getting the double benefit – we are not polluting the surroundings by making use of non-renewable sources of energy, plus we are getting it at low cost with the installation of affordable solar panels.

4. Low Maintenance Cost: Solar energy systems do not demand a lot of maintenance. You just need to keep them clean for their efficiency. Getting them cleaned 2-3 times a year does the job. You also get 20-25 years of warranty depending upon the manufacturer. As it does not involve moving parts so there is no risk of wear and tear.

5. Ease of installation: Setting up of a solar system has become a lot easy nowadays. There are a number of companies who do the job for you. Solarmatic is the best option to go with as we have a team of professionals to help you in making the best choice. You just need to share the details of your power consumption and rest is our responsibility to provide you with the best deal for your home or business. It adds value to your property. People prefer the houses where the solar installation is already done. So, it is clearly a safe investment to make.