How Solar Works
How Solar Energy Works
Although a variety of solar panels and types of solar panels exist, one of the more common structures is the photo-voltaic (PV) structure. Here’s how it works:
– A solar panel is placed in an area where it can collect direct sunlight.
– The sun hits the solar panel and sun light begins to be converted to electricity.
– Electricity is sent to a solar power inverter and can be changed to a compatible format.
– As necessary, electricity is used from within the building. Unused electricity is sent to the electricity grid.
Solar System Monitoring
Our SolarEdge microinverters are state-of-the art technology that act as a power optimizer for your solar system. Performance of each and every PV module is measured and communicated across existing power lines in order to maximize solar power harvesting at all times and reduce maintenance cost and time.
The SolarEdge module monitoring portal allows for enhanced maintenance and yield assurance through module-level performance monitoring, fault detection and automatic alerts localized on a virtual site map for accurate troubleshooting. The monitoring web-based portal can be accessed from any browser or from any Android or iOS (Apple) smart-phone or tablet using the Opera Mobile or Firefox web browsers.
(Monitoring feature not available on all inverter modules, please see details per manufacturer)
Maintenance as easy as 1-2-3
With no moving parts and at least a 25-year expected life-span, most solar panels require very little maintenance. In fact, their design ensures that they remain relatively clean as long as they are exposed to rain or a quick rinse with a garden hose every few years.