Solar Power Plant For Domestic Uses

The most common type of home solar power system features photovoltaic (PV) panels that convert sunlight into electricity. These panels are typically mounted on the roof and angled to face the sun.

A solar power system uses photovoltaic (PV) panels to convert the sun’s energy into electricity. The panels contain dozens of solar cells which absorb sunlight, causing a phenomenon referred to as the “photoelectric effect.” This effect forms electric current that the panels capture in a circuit and then distribute to the home’s electrical system.

A well-engineered PV system in a location with good sunlight resources on the roof can potentially provide a large portion of the electricity required to power an energy-efficient home. In some cases, it can generate a surplus of electricity during daylight hours. This extra electricity might be sold to a utility and delivered through the electric grid to other customers in an approach called “net metering.”

Advantages of solar for the home

Free energy – The sun provides the “fuel” to generate power for the home’s electrical system and components. This saves money on electricity bills. If the home is set up for any excess electricity generated by the solar power system can be transmitted to the grid and sold to the utility in the form of a credit.

Clean energy production – Electricity generated by the sun produces no harmful emissions. This reduces the home’s carbon footprint.

Installation incentives – Federal, state and local jurisdictions periodically grants, tax breaks, discounts and rebates for the installation of renewable energy products, including solar systems. 

Reduced dependency – Generating your own solar power using panels on your roof means you are not as dependent on utilities and the electric power grid to provide your electricity.