What Are Solar Panels Made Of- How Do Solar Panels Work

 The definitive guide to how solar panels produce electricity  The main element of a solar electric (photovoltaic) system is the solar (photovoltaic, PV) cell. Hereinafter the terms ‘solar’ and ‘photovoltaic’ are used interchangeably. We would like once again to remind that term ‘solar’ could be somewhat confusing because it’s also used for solar-thermal collectors used … Read more

Why You Should Start with Energy Efficiency Before Going Solar

Why you should start with energy efficiency before going solar Energy efficiency is a way of using all kinds of  energies in order to reduce the energy consumption. Energy efficiency is related to adopting green energy technologies. The goal of energy efficiency is saving costs both in energy production and energy consumption. As a rule … Read more

Where Are Solar Panels Used?

Solar panels are used in solar electric systems to generate electricity from sunlight. Different types of  solar panels have different performance due to different conversion efficiency of their solar cells. There are two main types of solar electric (photovoltaic) systems – connected to the grid (‘grid-tied’) and disconnected from the grid (‘off-grid’). Grid-tied systems allow … Read more