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What Is A Solar Panel?

Solar panels are used to convert light from the sun, which is composed of particles of energy called “photons”, into electricity that can be used to power electrical loads.

Components

  • Solar Panels
  • Inverter
  • DC&AC Breaker box
  • Mount Structure

How do Solar Panels work?

  • Sunlight hits the solar panels, and creates an electric field.
  • The electricity generated flows to the edge of the panel, and into a conductive wire.
  • The conductive wire brings the electricity to the inverter, where it is transformed from DC electricity to AC.
  • Another wire transports the AC electricity from the inverter to the electric panel on the property (also called a breaker box), which distributes the electricity throughout the building as needed.

Maintenance/Cleaning

The importance of cleaning the panels is in reducing the loss of electrical energy, as the accumulation of dust, dirt and other dirt on the panels reduces their efficiency and thus reduces their electrical energy production.

Cost/Savings

  • Solar panels cost money upfront, but will save you money on energy bills in the long term.
  • The average home can save between 6,000 SAR and 10,000 SAR annual savings over the lifetime of your solar panel system.