photo = light
voltaic = electric
photovoltaic = electricity from sunlight
Photovoltaics, commonly known as PV, converts the solar energy in sunlight into electrical energy through a system that uses almost no moving parts and produces no air pollution.
Solar modules, groupings of special silicon cells, produce a DC (direct current) electrical charge when the cells are struck by solar energy. The DC current is routed to a device called an inverter that changes it into the AC (alternating current) electricity required by most applications. The result is a clean and reliable energy alternative for either residential or commercial use. A PV system can be integrated into a new construction project or installed on an existing building. Typically, PV modules are mounted on a building’s roof but they can also be mounted on the ground, on a nearby roof, or even incorporated into a shade structure.
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