Photovoltaic (PV)

Photovoltaic refers to the process of converting light directly into electricity. If it sounds exotic, think again—at some point, you've probably owned a calculator or even a watch that was powered by photovoltaics! Today, photovoltaics, or solar cells, are becoming increasingly efficient, and are quickly gaining popularity worldwide.

Why Go Photovoltaic?
In addition to being a completely renewable fuel source, solar cells are also highly regarded for being...
  • Flexible. In a typical photovoltaic system, dozens of individual solar cells are interconnected to form a single module. Modules are strategically wired together to achieve the desired current and voltage. PV systems are thus very versatile, and are useful for energy needs of different varieties and sizes.
  • Low maintenance. Because they have no moving parts, PV systems are simple to maintain. Just hose down the modules occasionally.
  • Pollution-free. PV cells can convert sunlight into energy without causing any air or water pollution in the process.

How to Get Photovoltaic-Friendly

Existing homes can be retrofitted with photovoltaic systems, and solar cells are appropriate for homes both off and on the electric grid. So is photovoltaic energy right for your home? Contact Lantern Energy today, and we'll help you determine the best system for your energy needs!