How a solar panel works

Solar panels, how do they actually work?

With solar panels and mobile solar panels, you can save a lot of money on energy bills. This sustainable form of energy supply allows you to be self-sufficient and will result in long-term cost savings. What many people wonder is how a solar panel can provide energy from the power of the sun. You’ll get the answer here.

A solar panel or solar cell consists of a lot of tiny layers of silicon. When sunlight shines on the top layer of the panel, a chemical reaction will create an electrical voltage between the layers of silicon. This chemical reaction is also called a photovoltaic reaction. Given enough sunlight hours, the layers of silicon will have built up enough electrical voltage to power your home with renewable energy.

Does the sun have to shine to generate energy?

A good solar panel or solar cell can generate energy for use even on a cloudy day. So with normal daylight, you already have enough to generate energy. In the Netherlands, we can enjoy enough hours of sunshine to fully power the home with this renewable energy. So you can also use an energy source on the go. A mobile solar panel provides enough energy to charge your mobile devices where needed.

Can I save costs with a mobile solar panel?

Saving money on your energy bill doesn’t have to be difficult. Solar panels on your roof are a way to tackle big consumption but we often forget about the energy needed to charge your smartphone, tablet or camera. When you start adding up how much energy you use each year to charge your mobile devices you will probably be shocked at the added cost. With a mobile solar panel, you can save these costs and charge your mobile devices “for free. The only cost you incur is the purchase of the mobile solar panel. Combine your mobile solar panel with a power bank and you can enjoy a backup battery even when the sun is already down. Ideal, durable and cost-saving!