The present condition of natural resources remaining to us is quite bothersome. With coal and other fuel sources getting extinct how are we going to produce energy in the future?
Solar energy has come up us as the most viable option to cater to our energy needs in the present and the future. The primary reason for considering solar power is a simple fact that sun’s energy is available in abundance to us. With the abundant requirement of electricity in today’s time, the most reliable energy source seems to be the sun. Due to the change in the current scenario, do you think you are sufficiently equipped with the knowledge about the solar energy production?
Most of us are not fully aware of the facts. Hence, today we will guide the discussion towards various essential things a person must know about cells.
Solar panel and its components:
A solar panel is made of solar cell which is also known as a photovoltaic cell. The solar cell is the main component as it converts the sun’s energy into usable electrical energy. Till date, the predominantly used solar cell material is crystalline silicon. Solar cells are planted in a grid pattern in the solar panel. Some other types of solar cells are also made from Cadmium Telluride and CIGS. The material with which solar cell is made should be of low cost to facilitate the production of more number of cells. However, crystallized silicon is not very cost effective for a small sized panel.
Cadmium Telluride and CIGS are relatively cost-effective, and a bigger sized panel can be made using them. The research is going on in a full-scale speed to find out about the most cost-effective material for making different size panels.
Manufacturing Solar Panels:
First, the solar cells are made which are then embedded together in a grid to build a solar panel. You can find out different videos on YouTube to have a look at the manufacturing process of solar panels. The manufacturers are required to generate a datasheet containing the maximum output data that can be produced by their solar panels.
External Factors About Solar Panels:
The power of solar panels depends on various factors such as
- , – it is the amount of solar energy is reaching each point on the earth surface. Higher the sun’s energy the better production of solar cell energy takes place.
- Irradiance – It is the overall sun’s energy reaching the entire earth’s surface.
- Cleanliness – It can affect the amount of solar energy absorbed by the solar panel
- Heat – It is an essential factor that alters the amount of solar energy consumed by the panel
A good quality solar panel can last as long as 25 years but can give much longer service depend