The Photovoltaic Effect

Ever wonder how the sun’s energy is converted into electricity for your home? Well, it all starts with something known as the photovoltaic effect. Solar panels are made up of smaller units called photovoltaic cells, which employ a scientific process known as the photovoltaic effect.

The photovoltaic effect was discovered in 1839 by a French physicist named Edmond Becquerel. Becquerel discovered how electricity can be produced from sunlight using electrodes and electrolyte, which converts the sun’s power into DC (or direct current) electricity. That electricity is then converted into AC (or alternating current) electricity, which is used by most home appliances.

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Using the Sun’s Energy

The sun radiates more energy every day than the world consumes in one year. Converting the sun’s energy into usable electricity by installing a rooftop solar energy system on your Sacramento home is one sure way of reducing the amount of money you spend on utilities each month.

With utility costs continuously increasing, residential solar panels help protect your Sacramento household from the rising costs of energy. In addition to monetary savings, solar energy is a key factor in protecting the environment by reducing carbon emissions.

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Let the professionals at Home Solar help you figure out how much money you could save on your utility bills by reviewing the kilowatt hours over the past twelve months of electric bills, which helps us determine the size of the residential solar panel system your Sacramento home would require.

Then we can do a site analysis of your home with cutting-edge technology used to measure your roof’s solar exposure levels. Our Sacramento residential solar panel experts will then be able to offer you options on a solar power system for your home.