Solar panels harness the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity. Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells and when sunlight hits the cells it knocks electrons free from the atoms, creating a flow of electricity.
This electricity is in the form of direct current (DC) and so an inverter is used to convert it to alternating current (AC).
The solar installation is then connected to the main distribution board so that it can power the home with electricity.
Usually a smart meter is also installed. The smart meter allows the amount of electricity produced to be monitored. And, at Mariposa Energía, all our solar panel clients are given access to a solar app so that they can monitor the amount of electricity produced and the amount consumed, in real-time, from anywhere in the world.
Solar panels can continue to produce electricity, even on overcast days, but they can only produce solar power during daylight hours. That is why many people also opt for a solar battery. A solar battery can store up the electricity produced by the solar panels during the day, for use at night.
Find out more about installing solar panels in Spain, contact us at Mariposa Energía today.
Our solar specialists will provide you with a free solar proposal, detailing the size and design of the solar installation (based on your home and your typical energy consumption) and will also illustrate the cost savings, along with the number of tonnes of carbon dioxide you will be saving from being released into the atmosphere.