How Solar Panels Work

Harnessing the power of the sun is much easier than it sounds. Fitting solar panels onto commercial or domestic roofs allow the sun’s natural light to be collected during the day, stored and then converted into energy by a simple method.

Solar panels are devices that convert sunlight into electricity. They are made up of solar cells, which are made of semiconductor materials such as silicon. When sunlight hits a solar cell, it knocks electrons loose from the atoms of the semiconductor material. These electrons then flow through the cell, creating an electric current.

The amount of electricity that a solar panel can generate depends on the amount of sunlight it receives, the efficiency of the solar cells, and the size of the solar panel.

Solar panels can be used to power a variety of devices, including homes, businesses, and vehicles. They can also be used to generate electricity for the grid.

Here is a more detailed explanation of how solar panels work:

  1. Sunlight hits the solar cell.
  2. The sunlight knocks electrons loose from the atoms of the semiconductor material.
  3. The electrons flow through the cell, creating an electric current.
  4. The electric current is then passed through an inverter, which converts it into alternating current (AC) electricity.
  5. The AC electricity can then be used to power devices or be sent to the grid.

Solar panels are a clean and renewable source of energy. They do not produce any emissions, and they can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

If you are interested in learning more about solar panels, you can talk to Wil-Lec to get more information about installing solar panels on your home or business.

Here are some additional benefits of solar panels:

  • They can save you money on your energy bills.
  • They can increase the value of your home.
  • They can help to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • They are a reliable source of energy.
  • They are a long-term investment.

If you are considering installing solar panels get in touch with your local installer Wil-lec by contacting us here or by calling 01472 241881

The Wil-Lec solar panel install process

  • After your initial contact we check your property is suitable for solar panels using the latest satellite imagery.
  • If your property is is suitable for solar then a member of our solar install team will arrange a FREE site survey at a convenient time to you.
  • The site survey allows you to ask us questions which our solar energy expert will be able to answer and explain the installation process fully with you.
  • On returning to the office we will write up a FREE quote for you.
  • If you decide to go ahead with the install we will require a 25% deposit which is protected by IWA which is a Deposit Protection Scheme.
  • Wil-Lec will then order the solar system and arrange an installation date.
  • The inverter is guaranteed for 5 years and can be extended to 10 years on purchase of an extended warranty.
  • Fill in the call back form and our team will be in touch soon.

Wil-Lec are registered MCS installers and endorsed for quality by the governments Trustmark scheme.