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How Exactly Do Solar Panels Power a Home?


Most everyone knows that solar panels are an environmentally friendly way to save money on your energy bill, but do you know exactly how they do it? The science behind solar panels can be complex, so we are going to explain the process to you today. If you are a homeowner in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and want to know more about getting solar panels installed, Kosmos Solar is ready to help you! Kosmos offers customized, affordable solar solutions for any home or commercial building.

How Do Solar Panels Generate Electric Currents?

There are several different parts to a standard solar panel. These parts include a layer of silicon cells, a metal frame, glass casing and wiring in which currents flow from the silicon cells. When sunlight hits the silicon cells, it causes electrons to begin moving around. This generates an electric current.

What is the Photovoltaic Effect?

The photovoltaic effect is the process of the silicon cells converting the sun’s energy into electricity. After the cells absorb the sunlight and the electrons cause electric currents to form, those currents go into the wiring of the panels and over to a solar inverter.

How Does That Power Get Used?

Once the currents meet the solar inverter, they are changed into electricity that is actually usable in your home. Think of the resulting energy as a personal generator for your house! The power produced by your solar panels feeds into your home and takes over the power supply, depending on how much electricity it has created from the sun. Whatever is not covered by the solar panels’ electricity will be taken care of by your local power grid. This is how homes with solar panels can save money, because they only partially rely on the power grid.

What Happens to the Extra Power?

Sometimes, solar panels generate more energy than your household requires. That excess energy can be sent back over to your local power grid and used to help power the surrounding area. This process allows homeowners with solar panels to receive tax breaks or rebates. Not only are these homes using their own naturally sourced energy, they are also supplying energy to the power grid. Depending on where you live, you could be eligible to receive money back for your contributions!

Kosmos Solar: Helping DFW Homes Stay Green with Solar Power

While the science of solar panels might be hard to understand, the actual steps are not too complicated. After the installation, it is extremely easy to get results from your solar panels. Not only are they environmentally friendly, they could also have the power to bring some extra money into your pockets! Kosmos Solar wants to bring this amazing technology to your North Texas home. Our professional team works with you to bring the best solar solutions to your home or office. Call us at (817) 409-6812 or visit our website to learn more about solar panels and our payment options. Let Kosmos help your home harness the power of the sun!

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