Solar technology FAQs:
What is photovoltaics?
Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of solar energy into electric current using solar cells.
How do photovoltaics work?
What does a solar power system consist of?
What is a module made of?
What steps are involved in the value creation chain for module creation?
What kinds of PV systems are there?
The most common type of mounting is the rooftop installation. This method makes particularly efficient use of space. Further mounting options include rooftop integration and building integrated systems.
Freestanding plants are systems that are mounted on the ground. The modules can be fixed or installed so that they track the sun.
How is a photovoltaic system different from a solar thermal system?
Instead of generating electricity from sunlight, a solar thermal system generates heat in the form of hot water or heat energy.