Convert Solar Energy into Electricity

Solar Power is nothing but the conversion of solar energy or sunlight into electricity. Sunlight can be converted into electricity using either of the two technologies - Photovoltaics (PV) or Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).

The widely used technology for conversion of sunlight into electricity is PV for small and mid-size applications. The CSP is a technology that focuses the sun’s energy to boil water to generate power. PV is relatively inexpensive and easier to install and generate power.

Here we will focus on PV technology. To understand solar energy conversion, you should first understand solar efficiency:

  • Solar efficiency refers to the amount of light that can be converted into usable electricity. To understand solar efficiency you should know the difference between solar cell and solar panel efficiency.
  • Solar cell efficiency is the amount of light that each solar cell converts to electricity. Solar cells are placed next to each other on a sheet and are covered by glass to make up a solar panel.
  • Solar panel efficiency refers to the amount of light that the entire module converts to electricity. Solar panel efficiency will indicate how much electricity your solar energy system will actually generate.
  • High efficiency panels mean more electricity and quicker RoI.

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