Nowadays, electricity generated from renewable sources is the dream of many people because of its non-polluting and independent energy nature. Lately, this has become more and more present on the market, especially for homes that are not connected to the national electricity network.
Solar energy is the energy produced by the transfer of light energy radiated by the Sun. Solar installations can be thermal and photovoltaic. The first are an instantaneous converter, which provides energy only in the presence of solar radiation. Photovoltaic plants produce electricity through silicon cells. A photovoltaic cell is not enough to produce efficient energy, which is what led to the invention of the photovoltaic panel, which is the binding of several cells.
Modular homes, eco-houses at the same time, are active and energy-independent, therefore they are generally equipped with photovoltaic energy systems. Consequently, besides their flexibility in being placed in all kinds of environments, their independent power generation system is yet another asset that proves just how versatile these homes are.
One of the biggest advantages of modular homes with photovoltaic panels is that they do not pollute the environment in any way, they produce and consume simultaneously. Also, the energy-efficient façade can offer the home a modern look by the addition of wood, in contrast to the glossy finish of the panels.
These homes have a long life span, through the materials and manner in which they are built, designed to be reconfigured whenever needed. This also applies to photovoltaic panels that have a high reliability and can be easily operated, as they lack moving parts.
The use of photovoltaic energy brings along the disadvantage of solar power addiction, sometimes complementary energy solutions are mandatory, if the climate of the dwelling location does not assure sufficient electricity harnessing.
Technology is evolving and on the pry for best solutions to improve the quality of photovoltaic energy; a present example would be that of emerging photovoltaic cells, containing organic polymers, molecules and various types of inorganic compounds. They promise to be cheaper than the silicon photovoltaic cell panels, as well as more flexible and accessible to a wide range of lighting conditions.