Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect. The systems used for rooftops, often known as DER systems are decentralized, modular and more flexible technologically and are located close to the load they serve.
With increasing energy demand, it becomes quite important to use the technology that are more energy efficient and, one such technology is distributed generation. It’s quite important to have distributed generation, as it rewards with number of benefits like
Solar generation or solar panels function in a way that converts sunlight into electricity. Let’s dive deep in:
Solar generation can be a part of single structure or a part of smaller grid tied into the larger electricity delivery system. In this way, distributed generation can be installed at the following places owned by any person or group of persons or, government or institution.