Solar Basics

Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

Photovoltaic solar cells convert sunlight directly into electricity. The simplest PV cells power watches and calculators.  Larger arrays of PV cells generate electricity for homes, businesses and even cities. PV systems can be integrated directly into building shells, operate independently or linked to the electric utility grid. Systems are modular (units can be added as needed), are silent, produce no emissions, and operate during the hours of highest daytime electrical demand. PV cells and panels are solid state with no moving parts.

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