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About Solar Energy - How Solar Works

Solar energy is the energy of the sun. Without it, life would not exist on our planet. We use the sun's energy every day in many different ways. When we hang laundry outside to dry in the sun, we are using the sun's heat to do work, plants use the sun's light to make food, and decaying plants hundreds of millions of years ago produced coal, oil, and natural gas that we use today. So, even the fossil fuels that you use today are actually sunlight stored millions and millions of years ago.

A PV (Photovoltaic) Electrical System is a system that employs the energy in the sunshine. PV modules (panels) are made up of photovoltaic cells, and function much like many small appliances such as calculators. PV modules (panels), are then grouped together in an array and set outside to capture sunlight throughout the day and harness its electrical energy. This energy from solar cells can then be used to directly provide electricity to your home.

Overview of Photovoltaic Technology Windows Media iconQuick Time Icon
 
thumbnail Bill Brooks, photovoltaic consultant to the California Energy Commission, explains the process involved in turning sunlight directly into electrical energy.

Installing a Photovoltaic System Windows Media iconQuick Time Icon
 
thumbnail From installing PV panels on a roof to incorporating them into roofing shingles, photovoltaic expert Bill Brooks takes us though the basic steps in installing a PV system.

Courtesy of California Energy Commission - www.energy.ca.gov

 

 

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