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Solar Module

March 18, 2024

Q.TRON BLK M-G2+ SERIES solar panel

Q.Tron 425-Watt Solar Panel

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. Wattage can range from 100 to 500 watts which means it is capable of producing that much electricity at any given second. These technologies are constantly improving. Therefore, maximum wattage and efficiency are expected to grow in the future.

The electricity produced by solar modules is direct current (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 alternating current (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. 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’ sun exposure, making the placement and angle of the panels a crucial component of a solar system’s design. The more time in direct sunlight, the more energy a system will produce.

Solar Module 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 panels are necessary.

Depending on your property’s setup, you may decide to install a ground-mount system. These are detached structures from the home and can often be optimally positioned to maximize sun exposure and be most efficient.