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How Solar Panels Work

2015-11-04

How Solar Panels Work. PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can be mounted on your roof. These cells do most of the work when it comes to solar panels converting the energy from the sun into electricity. Next up the electricity gets sent through a regulator, also known as a controller. This regulator ensures you send the right amount of solar energy to...

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