Why solar is important as global power demands increase

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title color=”#ff8300″ size=”20″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none”]First, a primer on how solar works.[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]Conventional power generation has not changed for decades. Whether it is coal power plants, nuclear, hydro, or even wind, they all have one thing in common; harnessing a source of energy to spin a turbine that transmits that power into electricity. Solar power does things a little differently. Light from the sun contains photons that bombard the solar cell. Electrons in the layers of silicon in the cell interact with the photons as they pass through. The DC power from the photovoltaic cells is sent to an inverter, where it is converted into AC power, or standard household electricity. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6202″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A solar inverter, or PV inverter, converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or used by a local, off-grid electrical network. The AC power travels from the inverter to the electrical panel, or breaker box. This power is then available to service all of your electrical needs. The utility meter continually measures your electrical supply; when your solar system produces more power than you need, the meter spins backwards, racking up your credits with the utility company.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_fancy_title color=”#ff8300″ size=”20″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none”]Why solar is important.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”e610″ icon_color=”#ff8300″] It reduces the need to build greater...

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