Photovoltaic Solar Panels – A Proven Technology
What Are Photovoltaic Solar Panels?
Photovoltaic or “PV” solar panels convert sunlight to electricity. PV solar panels made of crystalline silicon solar cells are the most common type of panel. They produce electricity that runs through an inverter which then converts the current into electricity that can power anything from a hair dryer to a computer to an electric car.
What Can You Expect From PV Solar Panels?
PV solar power is a well established technology, and since there are no moving parts, photovoltaic solar panels offer very reliable and long-term energy production. The best residential solar panels produce the most possible electricity per square foot with efficiencies up to 18% -19%.
Residential solar panels are typically roof-mounted, although ground-mounted PV systems can be installed where more land is available. In general, photovoltaic solar panels require almost no maintenance, and in areas that offer net metering, extra electricity generated can be sent to the local grid so that you earn money from your solar investment.
When to Invest in Solar Panels?
Because PV panels have better efficiency than thin film solar panels, these conventional crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar panels are usually the solar technology of choice. Also, most rooftops have limited space for optimal photovoltaic solar energy production and conventional crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar panels generate the maximum electricity possible in the space available. As result, this tried and true solar technology can offer the best long-term return on investment.