You can cut your greenhouse gas emissions and energy bills for your home or business by using a free and renewable energy source, solar energy. How solar PV cells work – Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight into electricity. The amount of power a solar PV system generates depends on the intensity of the sunlight. It still produces electricity even on cloudy days.
PV systems include:
- PV panels, cables, and mounting or fixing hardware
- an inverter and controller
- batteries, back-up generators, and other components for off-grid situations
- special electricity meters (for grid-connected systems)