Solar panels are a great way to save money on your energy bill, and they’re becoming more and more popular as the technology improves and the price comes down. But how do solar panels work?
Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic cells, which are made of semiconductor materials like silicon. When sunlight hits the photovoltaic cells, the photons knock electrons loose from the atoms. The electrons flow through the material to metal contacts on the cell, generating an electric current.
Solar panels generate DC electricity, but your home uses AC electricity. So the DC electricity from the solar panel is fed into an inverter, which converts it to AC. From there, it’s fed into your home’s electrical system.
If you’re thinking about getting solar panels for your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you’ll need to make sure your home gets enough sun to make solar panels worth it. Second, you’ll need to decide whether you want to lease or buy your solar panels. And finally, you should be aware of the federal tax incentives.
If you are a homeowner and decided to install solar panels in your home, then you will be eligible for getting a federal tax credit. Thus you will get a credit for your income taxes, which saves you money on your tax bills. In 2022 our government increased the tax credit to 20% from years 2022-2032. Read this Home Owners Guide To 2022 Federal Tax Credits For Solar Energy
If you are interested in solar panels installation, contact Excel Construction Group Solar today!