Have you ever wondered how solar panels work? Have you ever wanted to know how sunlight gets transformed into the same electricity that you use to charge your phone or power your refrigerator? Look no further than this helpful infographic.
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Using simple, easy to understand graphics and clear, concise descriptions, the infographic breaks down the process step by step. The top half of the graphic outlines the general process of converting the sun’s rays into usable household alternating current (AC) energy, and then distributing it into either a building or the main power grid depending on what structure the solar panel connects to. For a more scientifically inclined viewer, the bottom half of the graphic explains the science behind the photovoltaic process, providing a detailed summary of how light energy from the sun gets converted into electrical energy by the solar panels.
Although the infographic focuses on solar panels installed on a home or residence, the processes are very similar for businesses and for stand-alone panels like you see in solar farms. In fact, the physical process described by the bottom half of the infographic is the same no matter where the photovoltaic panel is installed. The only thing that really changes is where the energy goes.
If you have any bit of curiosity about solar panels or the science behind photovoltaics, you should take a look at the infographic. You won’t be disappointed.