Roof top solar panels are the ideal suggestion to harness solar energy, helping users save on electricity costs every month. There are 5 important components to setting up a solar roof system.
Before finding out the 5 important components of a roof top solar, let’s learn about the advantages of a solar power system:
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All solar systems collect energy from the sun because solar systems cannot generate energy on their own. It can only convert energy from the sun into electricity. A standard roof top solar system consists of a layer of silicon cells, a metal frame, a glass cover, and various wiring to allow electricity to flow from the silicon cells. Silicon is a nonmetal with conductive properties that allow it to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. When sunlight interacts with the silicon cell, it causes the electrons to move, creating an electric current. This means that the sun needs to be shining for the rooftop panels to generate energy. Even on cloudy days, the panels can still generate electricity depending on the sun’s rays passing through the clouds.
The photovoltaic process begins with a silicon photovoltaic solar cell absorbing solar radiation. From there, the sun’s rays interact with the silicon cell and the electrons begin to move, creating an electric current. The panels generate a DC current when sunlight hits them. The amount of electricity a panel can generate depends on many factors such as panel type, panel placement, time, and temperature of the day.
The roof top solar panels have the function of absorbing DC electricity and supplying it to the inverter. Because the grid and home appliances run on AC electricity, therefore, the inverter must take the DC power obtained from the panels and convert it into AC to generate usable power.
Solar panels are connected to the home’s electrical panel, which can distribute energy to home appliances when needed. The electrical panel is connected to every device in the system, such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, air conditioning system, or even an electric vehicle. Therefore, users should choose a suitable solar panel installation location to collect enough power for their demand.
If solar panels generate more electricity than your demand, the excess energy can be channeled into the grid. On the other hand, if you use electricity at a time when your panels can not generate electricity or use more power than your panels do, the energy will be taken from the grid.
Here are 11 steps to install a roof top solar system:
Roof top solar systems are becoming a popular source of energy. Using solar energy not only saves money but also helps reduce the problem of environmental pollution.
If you require to build a solar energy system in Vietnam, please contact VIVABLAST for direct and specific advice on your project: