How does solar energy work?

The most abundant form of energy ever known has always been there.


Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells convert the sun’s rays into electricity. Individual cells are packed into modules called arrays that act similarly to batteries when the sun is shining, producing a stream of direct current (DC) electricity. For alternating current (AC) requirements, an inverter is used to convert DC from the arrays into AC used to power buildings, schools, homes, and businesses.

The process is executed by blending solar energy with that from the grid (grid-tied or on-grid) or as a standalone with provisions for storage using solar batteries (off-grid).

A combination solution, or hybrid, may be installed with other powergenerating units. Thus, the sun’s energy potential is tapped to produce clean, convenient, and environment-friendly electricity.