Friday, June 8, 2012

What Are Solar Cells?

Photovoltaic cells, better known as solar panels, are plates made of extremely sensitive semiconductors – which are special silicone based compounds – that are able to absorb electrons transmitted from sunlight rays.

The energy rattles the electrons loose, allowing them to flow freely, and then be absorbed to flow in a specific direction and create electric current that later on can be used to power equipment.

Photovoltaic arrays, or arrays of solar panels, generate a powerful form of renewable electricity.


GreenSabah says: More articles about solar energy will be coming to Green Sabah soon. Many thanks to Sustainability Ninja (http://www.sustainabilityninja.com) This site is one of the best source for more information about environment and green products.

7 comments:

Dylan said...

Recently the Sabah government have allocated RM700 million of funds to set up solar panel for power generation in 2 rural schools.

http://www.thegreenmechanics.com/2012/05/rm700-mil-hybrid-solar-power-for.html

Dylan said...

Sorry, wrong information, it should be RM700 million for 179 rural schools instead. Out of that number, 78 schools have been completed.

Hamdan Hadillah said...

bagus juga perkara ini dibuat sekurangnya akan mampu menyelesaikan masalah kekurangan bekalan elektrik dikawasan pendalaman.

Kris Jr said...

A solar panel (also solar module, photovoltaic module or photovoltaic panel) is a packaged, connected assembly of photovoltaic cells. The solar panel can be used as a component of a larger photovoltaic system to generate and supply electricity in commercial and residential applications

Anonymous said...

this is un helpful. this is the worst information ever

romanzjustin said...

Good explanation about solar power for homes,I really needed those since I want to install it at home,any Idea regarding solar panel installation cost?

Anonymous said...

It costs around RM15,000 per kWp of installation in Malaysia. In Kuala Lumpur it could go down to RM12,000 per kWp. If include battery then add another 30% to 40%.

Check out http://renewablekinabalu.blogspot.com/2012/11/what-is-photovoltaic.html for some solar nomenclature.

Post a Comment