SOLON Residential buildings

How solar works.

The free energy our sun gives to us every day is waiting for you to use it profitably. With a SOLON solar power plant on your roof, you can convert that energy into electricity, use it directly or feed it into your provider’s network. In many countries you receive an attractive compensation rate regulated by law.

How your power plant works.

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1. Modules

SOLON photovoltaic modules consist of several interconnected solar cells made of the semiconductor silicon, which have a poly- or monocrystalline structure depending on the production technique used. A solar cell’s silicon is doped differently on the front and rear sides to create one positive and one negative charge carrier surplus, producing an electrical potential at the junction of the two differently doped layers. When sunlight strikes the solar cells, the silicon begins conducting and voltage is generated across the cells’ metal contacts, creating direct current.

2. Inverter

Direct current created in the solar cells cannot be fed directly into the public grid: an inverter converts direct current into 230-volt alternating current so that it can be used normally.

3. Export meter

You can use the produced energy in your own home or feed it inot the grid. Grid-connected plants require an export meter that measures the energy fed into the grid in kilowatt hours (kWh).

4. Public grid

The alternating current created and fed into the public grid can then be used by all consumers.

Solar does not equal solar.

Many companies work in the field of photovoltaics, but only a few can equal our comprehensive know-how and experience in the field of power-plant construction and module production.
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