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How Residential Solar Installation works?

Residential Solar Installation

Residential Solar Installation is a great way for making a positive impact on the environment and incurring savings at the same time. It is a must that components of the plant are of high quality and supplied by credible manufacturers to ensure the safety of residents who use the Home Solar system. Let’s know what these components are and how it makes your Solar Rooftop system function.

Solar Panel

The solar panel is an array of smaller dark blue components called solar cells. These cells operate on the principle of Becquerel effect or photovoltaic effect. To put it briefly, these cells are made of impure silicon semiconductor which generates electric current when illuminated by light. The electric power generated by the cell depends on the intensity of sunlight it receives.

Solar Inverter

The solar panels on roof generate variable DC or direct current whereas our household appliance operates on utility AC or alternating current. Hence, before making use of the current generated by panels it is essential to convert DC into AC. That’s where the Solar Inverter which is specially designed for PV systems, comes in. Mounted behind the rooftop panels, Inverter supplies the AC that matches with utility supplied phase, to the net meter.

Net Meter

The net meter records the household power generation. During the noon when the sun is at peak, panels often generate excess electricity than the household consumes. The excess power is supplied to the electric grid. When your residential solar installation is generating less power than the power your household consumes, the supply gap is met by drawing electricity from the grid. In case your house generates more electricity than it consumes, the extra units are carried over to the next month’s bill. On the other hand, if your house consumes more power than it generates, then you are billed for the net power consumption for that month.

Mounting Structures

Since these panels are exposed to wind and rain, it is necessary that these are supported by strong mounting structures which can withstand high-speed winds. These mounting structures hold the panels in their positions preventing it from getting blown away by the sheer force of the wind. These structures are designed to be lightweight so that it doesn’t deteriorate the structure of your roof.

It is handy to know how your Residential Solar Installation Works so that next time when guests visit your home, you have all the answers while showing off your own power plant.

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