Solar Panels

Photovoltaic (PV) is the term related to the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. A typical use of this technology is solar panels which comprise of solar cells that generate solar power. They can be installed on south-facing roofs, walls or on the ground, and can be fixed or have a solar tracker that follows the sun across the sky. The installation of solar panels is highly beneficial for both private and commercial users as the solar energy turned into electricity can be sold to the energy supplier. The feed-in tariff can reduce energy bills and cost of solar panel installation.

The advantage of this type of energy source is that it is clean energy, so generates no pollution and no greenhouse gas emissions. It is however dependent on direct sunlight so around 10% to 25% is lost when a tracking system is not used.

How Does a Solar Panel Work?

The solar cells within a solar panel produce direct current electricity from sunlight. The solar panels consist of several solar cells which contain layers of photovoltaic material, usually silicon. When sunlight shines on the cells they create an electric field across the layers. The more sunlight there is, the more electricity is produced.Solar inverters are then used to change the electric current from DC to AC. The electricity is then sent using copper solar cables which connect modules, arrays, and subfields.

What are typical applications of solar panels?

Most photovoltaic solar panels are used for grid-connected power generation, however, they can also be used on:

  • Boats
  • Roadside emergency telephones
  • Electric cars

How much energy can solar panels generate?

Photovoltaic solar panels can often be seen on the rooftops of houses. Typically, residential rooftop systems generate around 5 kWh to 10 kWh of energy whereas commercial rooftop systems can generate several hundred kilowatts. Rural villages in developing countries which do not have access to grid power are also using solar panels to create solar farms.


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RS Stock No. 188-1234
Mfr. Part No.310268
BrandPhaesun
kr 1 457,74
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100W - 36 - 100W - - 1240 x 505 x 35mm 35mm 1.24m - - 505mm -
RS Stock No. 888-3695
Mfr. Part No.310207
BrandPhaesun
kr 2 580,24
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30 x 2W 21.6V - - - Monocrystalline - 345 x 645 x 60mm 60mm 645mm - - 345mm -
RS Stock No. 111-1036
Mfr. Part No.STP030P
BrandPV Logic
kr 975,86
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- 22V - 10Ah 30W Polycrystalline - 660 x 380 x 25mm 25mm 660mm +85°C -40°C 380mm Wall Mount
RS Stock No. 186-0599
BrandRS PRO
kr 129,21
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RS Stock No. 904-6131
BrandRS PRO
kr 1 516,918
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60W 22V - 10Ah 270W Polycrystalline 17% 685 x 670 x 35mm 35mm 685mm +85°C -40°C 670mm Surface Mount
RS Stock No. 188-1245
Mfr. Part No.310293
BrandPhaesun
kr 4 368,04
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160W - 36 x 4 - 160W - 20% 1082 x 796 x 35mm 35mm 1.082m - - 796mm -
RS Stock No. 904-6147
BrandRS PRO
kr 2 942,32
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120W 22V - 10Ah 600W Polycrystalline 17% 1250 x 670 x 35mm 35mm 1.25m +85°C -40°C 670mm Surface Mount
RS Stock No. 188-1236
Mfr. Part No.310260
BrandPhaesun
kr 1 684,54
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150W - 36 - 150W - - 1475 x 670 x 35mm 35mm 1.475m - - 670mm -
RS Stock No. 904-6165
BrandRS PRO
kr 3 023,935
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80W 21.6V 36 - 360W Polycrystalline 17% 885 x 665 x 3mm 3mm 885mm +80°C -40°C 665mm Surface Mount
RS Stock No. 860-2913
Mfr. Part No.600239
BrandPhaesun
kr 1 684,28
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RS Stock No. 188-1231
Mfr. Part No.310250
BrandPhaesun
kr 507,38
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30W - 36 - 30W - - 633 x 427 x 35mm 35mm 633mm - - 427mm -
RS Stock No. 188-1235
Mfr. Part No.310306
BrandPhaesun
kr 1 581,38
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100W - 72 - 100W - - 734 x 1001 x 35mm 35mm 734mm - - 1.001m -
RS Stock No. 111-1041
Mfr. Part No.STP120P
BrandPV Logic
kr 1 682,44
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- 22V - 10Ah 120W Polycrystalline - 1250 x 670 x 35mm 35mm 1.25m +85°C -40°C 670mm Wall Mount
RS Stock No. 188-1244
Mfr. Part No.310290
BrandPhaesun
kr 2 785,88
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100W - 30 - 100W - 20% 795 x 669 x 35mm 35mm 795mm - - 669mm -
RS Stock No. 904-6143
BrandRS PRO
kr 2 275,03
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100W 23V - 10Ah 480W Monocrystalline 17% 1005 x 670 x 35mm 35mm 1.005m +85°C -40°C 670mm Surface Mount
RS Stock No. 111-1040
Mfr. Part No.STP100P
BrandPV Logic
kr 2 804,26
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- 23V - 10Ah 100W Polycrystalline - 1055 x 670 x 35mm 35mm 1.055m +85°C -40°C 670mm Wall Mount
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