Solar is amazingly simple technology...and it's being improved everyday by private companies as well as researchers at places like the Department of Energy - National Renewable Energy Lab, to make it even more efficient and a better investment value for you.
- The sun's power is emitted to our Earth (and your rooftop!); the "photons" from the sun are particles that carry energy.
- The photons hits the solar "Photovoltaic" (PV) panel, where photons cause electrons in the PV material to move.
- These moving electrons are direct current electricity, which is converted by an inverter to become the standard 240 volts that our homes use.
No moving parts...no sound. Just electricity generated by the best type of fuel: Free Sunlight!