Solar Panels are a form of active solar energy a term that describes how solar panels make use of the sun's energy: solar panels use sunlight and convert it in to electricity. Photovoltaic cells or Solar cells are placed in a grid pattern on top of the solar panel. These cells collect sunlight during the daylight hours and covert it into electricity.
Solar panels for your home are typically made with cystalline silicon; other solar panels for your home are created using amorphous silicon alloy. These solar panels are often more durable, energy efficient, and thinner than their crystalline silicon.
New technology is being developed to improve solar panels but it is unlikely to reach solar panels for your home in the near future. The newest technology is created by implanting carbon nanotubes or quantum dots into a treated plastic.
The benefits of this improved technology for solar panels constructed from plastics are impressive, they could be used on mobile phone screens and computer screens to provide power or supplement power supplies. Scientists state that this technology could increase solar panel efficiency by 11% but at present it is still in its testing stages, which means that your solar panels for your home will not benefit from this new technology, especially on the scale the modern home requires for many years. However I’m sure you’d agree that this new development is an exciting time for solar efficiency especially in our current climate.
The amount of power solar panels can produce is influenced by the quality of the solar panel so when choosing solar panels for your home it is important to look at the efficiency of the solar panels for your home to ensure they are cost effective for your household.
Enact Energy is up to date with all the latest improvements and up dates in the industry enabling them to provide you with the most cost effective solar panels for your home, they can also provide informative advice to ensure your home is energy efficient.