In more detail, the process is as follows:
Solar radiation in the form of photons hits and penetrates the solar
These photons activate electrons in both the top and bottom silicon
layers of a solar cell.
Some of these activated electrons sling-shot from the bottom to the
top of the cell.
As they move, the electrons flow into metal contacts as electricity
and move into a circuit that runs throughout the 60-cell solar
The electrons flow through this closed circuit and eventually come
back to the cell via a solid contact layer at its bottom.
While the process above and solar technology are both extremely
complex, fortunately you don’t need to be a scientist to get the
benefits of it. To learn more about how solar works or about our
panels, please contact a Heartland Solar Solutions representative.