About Solar Energy Panels
By Peter Lenkefi, Fri Dec 9th
What is a solar energy panel?
A solar energy panel collects energy from the sunlight andconverts it into direct current (DC) electricity. Two oppositelycharged slices of silicon are placed together below a piece ofglass and as the protons in the sunlight knock the negativelycharged neutrons away from the silicon the electric fieldcreated by the two adjoining pieces of silicon attract theneutron. Small pieces of wire catch the neutrons and when theyconnect they create direct current electricity. The wiresconnect to an inverter that changes the direct current (DC) intoalternating current (AC) that we use in our homes.
Solar panels, known as photovoltaic (literally meaning“electricity from sunlight”) are placed on the roof of yourhouse, the roof of your garage or even as stand alone panels inyour garden. Government grants are freely available to help payfor the panels and installation so do a little research and findout what you’re entitled to.
Domestic uses for solar panels.
A quick glance around your local gardening or home improvementstore will show you that the amount and quality of solar poweredgoods are increasing. Garden lighting, water features and muchmore are now readily available powered by the sun but therereally is so much more that solar power and solar panels canoffer. If you’ve got a swimming pool you can