What is a Solar Panel?
A solar panel is a device that converts sunlight into electricity. It is made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which are made of semiconductor materials, such as silicon.
When sunlight hits the PV cells, it causes the electrons in the semiconductor materials to become excited and move around, creating an electrical current. This electrical current can then be used to power homes, buildings, and other electrical devices.
Solar panels are typically made up of many PV cells connected together in a series, called a solar module or solar panel. A group of solar panels connected together is called a solar array. The power generated by a solar panel or array is measured in watts (W) or kilowatts (kW).
Solar panels are typically installed on rooftops or in open areas that receive a lot of sunlight. They can also be used in off-grid systems, such as in remote cabins or other areas where grid power is not available.
Solar panels are a clean and renewable source of energy and have a wide range of applications. They can be used for residential, commercial, industrial and off-grid applications. They are also a crucial component of BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) which allows the excess energy generated by the solar panel to be stored and used at a later time.