Solar Panels For Sale Online in South Africa
Also referred to as photo-voltaic, or PV modules, solar panels have become an increasingly effective way for those who are choosing to live an “off grid” lifestyle that seek to generate their own energy for their home. While the most common purpose of a solar panel in a residential setting is for solar water heating systems, there are also instances of people combining enough solar panels together to be able to provide electricity to their entire home.
To function, a solar panel uses a collection of photo-voltaic cells that are mounted within a single frame that collect sunlight and then convert it into energy. Once the sun light is received by this collection of cells, the energy is then converted into electricity that can be used in the same fashion as the normal electricity that runs homes and businesses around the globe.
It was first discovered that energy could be taken from light exposure in 1839, but it wasn’t until 1881 that the first commercial-grade solar panel was created. Throughout the first 50 years of the 1900’s, solar panels continued to be developed and worked on more, and the first one was patented for residential use at the end of the 1950’s.
Each solar module is rated based on its DC output that is gauged under standard test conditions, also referred to as STC. These power ratings typically range between 100 watts and 365 watts, with the efficiency rating determining the area that a given module has if it is given the same rated output.
There are multiple DIY applications for solar panels, ranging from a full-fledged off grid lifestyle to those who want to simply use the energy produced by the sun to power a single aspect of their home. Whatever the need, we are your source for solar panels for sale online in South Africa.