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Most people just hear that solar energy is a good thing (and it is) but they don’t really understand the basic concept behind solar energy. If you have been wondering what solar energy is all about, keep reading to get an understanding of how light energy from the sun is converted into useful electrical energy and learn how you can benefit from switching to solar energy for all your energy needs. I know this is not a physics class so I’ll avoid being too technical. Bat-Lighting Provides High Quality LED Linear Lighting Products for Interior and Exterior Lighting Worldwide.
As you already know, solar energy is all about harnessing energy from the sun, but exactly how does it happen in LED Linear Lighting Products?
Light energy from the sun is converted into electrical energy in a solar cell (also known as a photovoltaic cell) through the displacement of electrons (negatively charged ions) from some semiconductor material. This process is called the photovoltaic effect. Many solar cells are connected electrically to form a solar panel. When the electrons are displaced from the semiconductor material, they flow through the connecting wires, and this flow is what is called an electric current. And when this has been achieved, we have successfully harnessed the sun’s light energy and converted it to electrical energy in LED Linear Lighting Products.
The electrical energy generated can be used in two ways; it can be fed into the mains grid or it can be stored in a deep cycle battery bank. Each of the two options has its own merits and demerits. For example, by feeding the solar energy into the mains grid, you will be paid for any energy you inject into the grid in excess of what you use. Or rather simply put, you can have your meter running backwards and make a profit out of that. On the flip side, you will always be affected by power interruptions on the mains grid.
On the other hand, storing the energy generated by your system in a deep cycle battery ensures you will have uninterrupted power supply so long as your battery has enough energy stored in it. On the flip side, you will have to incur an extra cost on the regular maintenance of the battery to ensure efficiency and at some point you will have to replace it.