Sustainable houses: solar panels
Our current building philosophy is based not only on creating more beautiful and modern homes, it also includes the need to direct our activity towards a more sustainable life and in harmony with the environment that surrounds us.
Today we are going to tell you about one of today's fastest growing energy sources: solar panels, also known as photovoltaic modules.
They are devices that convert sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic effect. They are composed of solar cells, usually made of silicon, which generate an electric current when sunlight strikes them.
When the sun's rays strike the solar cells, electrons within the semiconductor material are excited and move, generating electricity in the form of direct current (DC). This current is then converted to alternating current (AC) by an inverter, so that it can be used in homes, businesses or fed into the grid.
Solar panels are a clean and renewable way of producing electricity, as they do not emit greenhouse gases or pollutants during operation. Moreover, solar energy is abundant and available all over the world, and especially in the Valencian Community where the number of sunny days exceeds 300 per year.
The installation of solar panels on homes, buildings and other structures makes it possible to harness solar energy and reduce dependence on conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels. This can result in significant savings in long-term electricity costs and a lower carbon footprint.
It is important to note that the efficiency of solar panels can vary depending on the technology used and solar irradiation conditions. In addition, solar panels require regular maintenance to ensure optimal operation and should be installed in a location with good sun exposure for maximum performance.
In short, solar panels are devices that convert sunlight into electricity and offer a sustainable and clean way to generate energy. Their use is growing steadily as we seek to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate climate change, and they can be installed in your home now by a specialist company or by yourself if you have the skills to do so.