Solar panels capture the energy from the sun and convert it into electricity using solar cells aggregated inside the solar panels. When light hits the surface of the solar cells, a percentage of the energy is absorbed by a type of semi-conductor material present in the solar panels and converted into electricity through inbuilt P-N junctions. This process is known as Photovoltaic Effect. Click here for more information.
Mounting structures are important supporting structures in a solar farm. They are designed to withstand the load of the solar panels and wind pressure. Mounting structures must satisfy local codes and guidelines to ensure compliance and safety. Mounting structures can be made from either aluminium or galvanised steel. Click here for more information.
Difference between kW & kWh.
The difference between kW and kWh can trip many people up, even energy professionals. In both units of measurement, the ‘k’ stands for kilo, ‘W’ denotes watt and ‘h’ is hour.
kW shows the amount of energy required to power a certain device, while kWh describes how much energy the particular device/equipment would have used over a certain amount of time. Thus, the main difference between the two is the element of time. kWh is what you will see on your electricity bill at the end of every month to show the total amount of electricity you have used across all the electrical equipment in your home or business. Click here for more information.