Solar Energy

----------------------- BY : Umme Tazkia -------------------

What is solar energy?

Solar energy is created from sunlight or heat from the sun.

Solar power is captured when energy from the sun is converted into electricity or used to heat air, water, or other fluids.

How does Solar energy work?

Solar panels use what’s known as the photovoltaic effect to generate power. This is the process by which light is converted to energy at the atomic level.

When light hits a solar cell, electrons are knocked loose from a solar cell’s semiconductor material atoms. Positive and negative electrical conductors associated with each solar cell form a circuit that capture this energy in the form of an electrical current.

Benefits of Solar Energy

Solar energy is not only sustainable, it is renewable and this means that we will never run out of it. It is about as natural a source of power as it is possible to generate electricity.

Once the solar panels have been installed and are working at maximum efficiency there is only a small amount of maintenance required each year to ensure they are in working order.

They are a silent producer of energy. There is absolutely no noise made from photovoltaic panels as they convert sunlight into usable electricity.