Did You Know Solar Panels Are Grown?

growingMany of our Utah customers are surprised to learn that part of their SolarWorks Solar Panels are grown in a lab. To make electricity, the solar panels need whats called a semi-conductor.

A semi-conductor is an electrical conductor that is only activated when stimulated by something, like sunlight. As the Sun’s rays penetrate the crystal, the crystal becomes active and starts gather electrons. Moving electrons are “Electricity.” The electricity is then directed to your home for consumption. That is how solar panels collect electricity.

 

crystal infoThe Silicon is harvested through a mining process. After it has been harvested, it is placed in a quartz crucible, or furnace to purify and shape it. A silicon seed is placed in the crucible. The crucible starts to turn, and the seed crystal begins to rotate in the opposite direction.

It is then cooked at 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. The silicon melt freezes onto the seed crystal, matching the seed’s crystalline structure. The crystal grows, and seed slowly ascends, and the crystal elongates at a controlled width.

 

After 2.5 days of growing, and hours of cooling to about 300 degrees Fahrenheit, the Silicon is removed from the crucible being grown.

Grown Crystal

 

After growing and being shaped, the mono-crystalline Silicon is ready to be sliced into razor thin wafer. The wafers are secured to your SolarWorks solar panels, where they help you become energy independent and self-reliant.csm_zelle_n_b0973c36f4

In this way you can own your power, instead of renting endlessly from the power company.

 

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