Photovoltaics is one of the most popular forms of harnessing solar energy. It converts sunlight directly into electricity. Let’s take a look at what exactly solar photovoltaic in Florida is and what some of the benefits of it are.
How Does It Work?
A photovoltaic system uses solar panels to capture sunlight’s photons. It produces electricity from sunlight without moving parts. The solar panels each have many solar cells made up of layers of different materials. An anti-reflective coating on top helps the cell capture as much light as possible. Beneath that is a semiconductor sandwiched between a negative conductor on top and a positive conductor on the bottom. Once the photons are captured by the solar cell, they begin releasing the outer electrons of atoms within the semiconductor.
Advantages of Photovoltaics
When it comes to PV systems, there are many advantages that they have over solar thermal systems. For starters, PV systems produce the most energy during the summer months, when it is most needed to power the AC unit. Since there are no moving parts, little to no maintenance is required. The energy produced by a PV system is much more versatile since it converts sunlight directly into electricity without generators.
Are You Interested in Solar Photovoltaic in Florida?
At Abundant Energy we offer both PV and solar thermal systems depending on which one is best for you and your home or business. Contact us to learn more about getting a solar system installed at your home or office today.