How does a solar power plant work?

How does a solar power plant work?

Funktionsweise einer SolaranlageA photovoltaic system (PV system) converts sunlight into electrical current with the help of solar cells. PV systems consist of solar cells, inverters and a substructure with which the solar cells are mounted on the roof surface.

 

As soon as sunlight hits the solar cells, a direct current is created in the silicone wafers of the cell. The direct current (DC) flows to an inverter that converts it to alternating current (AC) with a voltage of 230 volts.

 

Normally, 100% of the electrical energy thus produced is fed into the public power grid and sold to the local grid operator in terms of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG). Alternatively, power you produce yourself can also be consumed directly in the house.