This article is about what you need to know about solar and inverter if you’re looking to know what these terms means, then you have come to the right page. We shall discuss what they are, how they work, and their differences. There are still some of us who don’t know the clear difference between solar and inverter. If you fall into this category, then please read to the end and thank me later. Lol.


Solar Energy

There is natural energy from the sun which is been captured and converted to electricity for usage in our homes and offices.

Our sun is a natural nuclear reactor. It releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about 8.5 minutes. Every hour, enough photons impact our planet to generate enough solar energy to theoretically satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.

Source: Sun Power


Solar Panel

Solar Panel

First, we discussed solar energy and how the energy is converted to electricity for our home and office usage. What then, is solar panel? Solar panels are made up of multiple cells which helps in the conversion of solar energy to electricity. Multiple cells make up a solar panel and multiple panels can be connected to make a solar array. This simply means that more solar panels determine more energy generation.

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The electricity generated from the solar panels or arrays is usually Direct Current (DC). The function of the inverter is to convert the DC electricity to Alternating Current (AC). It is the AC electricity that is being used to power our homes and offices.

So, here’s the basic knowledge about solar and inverter and how they work. Hope you enjoyed the reading?

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