Solar Contractors

March 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Services

Solar power is the alteration of sunlight into energy, either directly using photovoltaic (PV), or circuitously using concerted solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking methods to focus a great area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic changes light into electric current using the photoelectric effect. Each of these two types of solar energy needs the manufacture of two separate types of solar panels.

One is called a solar collector that is used to heat up water and then store it in a tank for distribution when required. The other type of panel is called a solar panel, or more formally, a photovoltaic panel. Solar panels gather the light rays from the Sun and switch it into direct current electricity, that can then be switched to alternating current using an inverter. Concerted Solar Power (CSP) systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to center a huge area of sunlight into a little sunbeam.

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