What Makes Up A Solar Panel That Is Used To Collect Energy From The Sun

A solar panel is an equipment made use of to gather energy from the sun and convert the collected solar energy to a usable form of power and you can make your own solar panel by buying solar panel kits or purchasing instruction manuals so that you can start benefiting from this device.

There are many uses for solar panels, and they are commonly used to make electricity to power up your electrical appliance, generate heat during the cold season, or to even heat water in your homes.

Photovoltaic cells or more normally known as solar cells is a combination of individual PV cells from the photovoltaic module and they are usually used in the generation of electricity, and the amount of energy that you can generate depends on the number of solar panels that you will use.

Solar panels that are used in generating heat are commonly identified solar thermal collectors and they can collect heat from the sun because they are specially made to absorb the sunlight to provide heat and although they may seem as simple solar hot water panels, they are actually more complex installations.

The heat that is radiating from the sun is converted into other types of energy which is mostly into electrical energy, as in the case of various solar power plants and the heat that is produced is used to heat water which in turn produce steam, and the turbine connected to an electrical generator is driven by the steam to produce electricity.

When it comes to heating water for your own home use, the heat from the sun is used to heat liquid which is then transferred to a vessel storage for hot water, which now makes it possible to heat potable water and store it into a hot water tank to save more money by reducing the energy that you consume.

You can now make your own solar panel to collect energy from the sun and you can even make it more efficient by making use of active solar or passive solar technologies which make use of pumps to make it possible to produce energy.

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This post was written by Noel D'Costa on July 13, 2010

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