December 19, 2023
What is a Solar Module?
A solar module or solar panel, is a single photovoltaic device made of gridded solar cells that absorb sunlight and generate an electrical current.
A solar module’s energy production efficiency rating is measured in watts. The wattage of a module can range from 100 to 500 watts which means it is capable of producing that much electricity at any given second.
The electricity produced by solar modules is DC coupled, allowing for a constant and unvaried flow of power into your home’s inverter. The inverter is necessary to transform the DC electricity into AC electricity because our household appliances typically run off AC.
Solar Modules and Solar Energy Systems
Solar modules are a key component of solar energy systems because numerous modules positioned together make up a solar array and initiate the process of sunlight to electricity conversion. It is essential to optimize your modules’ suntime, making the placement and angle of the panels a crucial component of a solar system’s design.
Your installer will create a custom plan for your solar system. The best layout for your panels is determined by your home’s geographic position and it’s proximity to trees and shade. Your home’s energy demand will determine the choice of solar module and how many are necessary.