Envision Circle

The number of people using solar panels in Sri Lanka is increasing every day. People understand solar power as panels that have the ability to convert sunlight into usable electricity.

But how do solar panels work? What’s the actual science behind the process?

Attempting a basic explanation, sunlight hits the solar panels creating an electric field, generated electricity flows to the edge of the panel into a conductive wire. This brings electricity to the inverter, where it is converted from DC to AC electricity.

Another wire transports AC electricity from the inverter to the electric panel on the property, which distributes electricity throughout the building. Electricity not needed flows through the utility meter and into the utility grid. 

When electricity flows through the meter, it causes the meter to run backward, crediting your property for excess generation. 

We hope this explanation gives you a basic idea of how solar power works. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments.

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