What is Solar Generation?

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.

Why is Solar Generation Important?

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

  • 1. Improved efficiency of electric power
  • 2. Emergency supply of power
  • 3. Reduction in Costs
  • 4. Provision of ancillary services, including reactive power
  • 5. Reduces carbon footprints and contributes to better environment .
  • 6. Avoids wastage of electricity in the process of transmission.

How Can You Achieve Solar Generation?

Solar generation or solar panels function in a way that converts sunlight into electricity. Let’s dive deep in:

  • 1. Firstly, the solar panels are installed on the rooftop of buildings, from where it can consume direct sun light.
  • 2. The solar energy directly hitting panels are into Direct Current (DC) electricity.
  • 3. The DC electricity then flows to cables, following which it flows into inverters which convert DC electricity into Alternating Current (AC) electricity. This electricity is used to power different electricity appliances.
  • 4. The AC electricity is used throughout the facility.
  • 5. The generated AC electricity can be tracked and accessible by the facility owner.

Who Can Opt for Solar Generation?

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.

  • 1. Home
  • 2. Business
  • 3. Industrial Facility
  • 4. Military Base
  • 5. College/ School Campus
  • 6. Or anywhere else