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Guide to How Solar Panels Work
In this guide we will look in detail at how a solar panel works. Using a step-by-step guide on the process of generating electricity from sunlight.
Firstly, solar panels work through a process called the photovoltaic effect. This enables the panels to convert sunlight into electricity that we can use in our homes, businesses, organisations, and communities.
Section 1 – How it works
The efficiency and the output of the solar panels can be affected by several factors including the intensity of the sunlight, the angle the solar panel is installed, and how shaded the area is. Optimal performance and longevity can be ensured with proper installation, regular maintenance and monitoring of the system.
Section 2 – The layers of a solar panel
There are a number of layers that make up the solar panels, these are:
Be aware that depending on the type of solar panel and the manufacturer, specific composition and layer arrangement may vary.