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Different Types of Solar Panels Used in Solar Power Installations

Solar panels absorb the sunlight as a source of energy to generate electricity or heat. A photovoltaic (PV) module is a packaged; connect assembly of typically 6x10 photovoltaic solar cells. Photovoltaic modules constitute the photovoltaic array of a photovoltaic system that generates and supplies solar electricity in commercial and residential applications. Each module is rated by its DC output power under standard test conditions (STC), and typically ranges from 100 to 365 Watts (W). Photovoltaic modules use light energy (photons) from the Sun to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect.

Nowadays, the most used photovoltaic solar panels in practical solar power installations are:  Monocrystalline Solar panels Polycrystalline Solar panels Thin-film (amorphous) Solar Panels
Monocrystalline Solar Panels: Monocrystalline panels are the most efficient type of solar panels but also the most expensive ones. They come in blue or black colour. The less solar panel you need to produce…

Components and Working Principle of Solar Street Light

Solar street lights are raised light sources which are powered by photovoltaic panels generally mounted on the lighting structure or integrated into the pole itself. The photovoltaic panels charge a rechargeable battery, which powers a fluorescent or LED lamp during the night.


Components of Solar Street Lights: Solar Panel It is very important part of solar street lights. Their main work is to convert solar energy into electricity. There are 2 types of solar panel exists - Mono-crystalline and polycrystalline. The Conversion rate of the mono-crystalline solar panel is much higher than polycrystalline.
Lighting Fixture The latest solar street light used LED as lighting source because it provides much higher Lumens with lower consumption of power. The energy consumption rate of a LED fixture is at least 50% lower than HPS fixture.
Rechargeable Battery The Rechargeable Battery stores the electricity from the solar panel during the day and provides power to the fixture during the night. There are…

Financial Benefits of Solar Energy

In recent years solar energy has emerged as one of the most affordable sources of energy. It is an inexhaustible and renewable energy source which has been used as an ecological way to provide energy for industries and homes.
The source of solar energy is the rays naturally generated by the sun. Solar energy is usable when the electromagnetic radiation of sun’s rays is absorbed by solar panels. These solar panels have solar cells which react with sun rays to produce electricity, which is used to power our houses as well as industries. To transmit and produce power, a complex circuitry system is used to distribute energy. Installing solar panels can greatly reduce electricity bills for corporations and homeowners alike.


Save On Electricity Bills: The financial benefit of your solar power system is the reduction of your electric costs. When your system is producing more power than you are using, you sell that power to the utility company. As you do so, your meter actually spins backwards! …

The Health & Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

Solar being the renewable energy sources are safer because they produce little to no global warming emissions. This means the reduction of air and water pollution and abundant renewable energy source directly from the sun. Therefore, increasing the supply of renewable energy will reduce global warming emissions to a significant level.
The health and environmental benefits are as follows: >>Solar reduces air pollution Harmful carbon dioxide and methane emissions from fossil fuels, our traditional energy source, are leading contributors to global warming and decreased air quality. But generating electricity with solar panels produces no greenhouse gasses whatsoever. In fact, the solar capacity currently installed across the United States is expected to offset as much as 16.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year. That's a huge step towards mitigating the human impact of climate change.
>>Solar reduces water pollution While all manufacturing processes require some water…