Home Solar Financing
Finance your Home Solar Panels and Installation
A solar panel which is also known as a solar module consists of a layer of silicon cells, glass casing, metal frame, and wiring to allow current to flow from the silicon cells. Silicon which is atomic #14 on the periodic table is a nonmetal with conductive properties that allow it to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. Therefore, when sunlight interacts with a silicon cell it causes electrons to be set into motion which initiates a flow of electric current. This is known as the photovoltaic effect which describes how the general functionality of solar panel technology works on a home solar panel. You can find more great information on how home solar works on the energy.gov website.