Especially in times like these, when electricity and energy sources such as oil and gas are becoming increasingly expensive and there is a great deal of uncertainty about supply, it is becoming increasingly important and urgent to find alternative sources of energy.
The most popular and efficient renewable energy source is solar energy, which is not only relatively cheap, but also very friendly to the environment in the long run and guarantees you a greater degree of independence from central energy suppliers.
However, installing a photovoltaic system for your roof is a long-term and not insignificant investment decision. Therefore, when choosing the right PV module, you should know exactly what is important and what is best for your home?
In order to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision, Maysun Solar will examine the following for your information.
·What is a photovoltaic module and what can it do?
·What types of PV modules are available?
·What is known as power rating and how does it affect your electricity production?
·How does a PV module optimiser work?
·What is the difference between a 300w PV module and a 400w PV module?
What is a PV module?
Firstly, we need to know exactly what a PV module is and what tasks it performs in a PV system.
A PV module, whether it is a 12V PV module or a 24V PV module, refers to the whole of all the solar cells that are coupled together to absorb solar energy and convert it into electricity.
PV modules, also known as solar panels, are therefore one of the most important components of a PV system, because without solar cells, solar energy cannot be harnessed and converted into electrical energy production.
The electrical energy produced by the solar panels is direct current.
In order to make the energy available for normal household appliances, it must be converted into alternating current. This task is carried out by an inverter. The inverter is an important part of the photovoltaic system and completes the conversion process from solar energy to the electricity we extract from the socket.
What types of solar cells are there?
There is in fact a wide variety of photovoltaic modules, and they consist of different types of solar cells.
In terms of materials, we can divide solar cells into three categories.