Frequently Asked Question
What is PV & how does it work?
PV stands for photovoltaic. Photo = Light and Voltaic = Electricity.
A solar cell converts light to electricity.
A solar cell is made of silicon. Computer chips are made of
this same material. Basically, when light strikes the surface of a solar
cell some of it is absorbed into the silicon. This light energy bumps the
electrons loose and causes energy to flow.
By packaging approximately 36 solar cells together a solar
panel or a solar module is created. When you have more then one solar panels
you create a solar array.