TIMS Solar Systems - Solar Contractors
Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into a source of electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses and tracking systems to concentrate a sizable area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics converts light into electric current using the photoelectric effect.
Each one of these two kinds of solar energy calls for the manufacturing of two separate types of solar panels. The first known as a "solar collector" which is used to heat water after which it's stored in a tank for distribution when needed. The other called a "solar panel", or more formally, a "photovoltaic panel". Solar panels collect the light radiation from the Sun and transform it into direct current electricity, which can then be converted to alternating electric current using an inverter.