What Is PV Voltage? Everything You Need to Know About Photovoltaic Systems

PV voltage, or photovoltaic voltage, is the energy produced by a single PV cell. Photovoltaic (PV) systems also known as solar power systems, is a system designed to supply suitable power by utilizing sunlight and photovoltaics. It’s a way of generating electricity that can actually be used by consumers.


What is PV Power?

When the PV panel absorbs sunlight, the solar energy loosens electrons from their atoms, allowing them to produce electricity by passing through the material. The PV (photovoltaic) effect is where the conversion of light (photons) to electricity (voltage) happens.


3 Major Components of PV Systems

PV Panel

As we’ve mentioned previously, solar panels work by allowing particles of light (photons) to knock electrons free from their atoms, thus producing a surge of electricity.


At Renaissance Solar, we only use A-grade, tier-1 photovoltaic panels. And since they come with a 25-year, 80% performance warranty, it means that even after 25 years of use, your solar panels will still be working at 80% capacity. 


An inverter converts DC (Direct Current)  power to AC (Alternating Current)  power. The appliances we use in our homes, as well as the grid, require AC power and since solar panels produce DC power and batteries also store DC power, an inverter is needed. 


At Renaissance Solar, we only use the best inverters on the market: the Phocos andSunsynk  These inverters can easily handle a flow of more than their stated capacity. Entirely programmable,  they also offer efficient protection of the batteries. 

Batteries (Lithium)

At the risk of stating the obvious, batteries store excess electricity for future use. It acts as a backup should there be a power outage to allow uninterrupted operation of appliances. With an expected lifespan of 10 – 15 years, it will still continue to work but you’ll notice a reduction in standby time.


Renaissance Solar Offers High-Quality, Affordable PV Systems to South Africans


There are many solar power companies in South Africa but one name stands out from the rest: Renaissance Solar. That’s because we have extensive experience and a long list of satisfied customers to show for it.


Don’t get left behind. Invest in solar power to start seeing massive savings on your monthly energy bill. Get in touch with Renaissance Solar today!


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