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What Technology Is Used in Solar Energy Systems?

August 22, 2023
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Solar energy systems are designed to harness the power of the sun and can be used to generate electricity. Using specialized equipment, a reliable solar company can help install these systems at your home. At Xando Energy, our solar energy technology includes solar panels made up of photovoltaic cells, high-efficiency inverters for energy conversion, and more. Here is what you should know about the technology used in our solar energy systems: 

Photovoltaic Cells

Photovoltaic (PV) cells directly convert sunlight into electricity through the PV effect. PV cells are typically made from semiconductor materials, such as silicon, that generate a flow of electric current when exposed to sunlight. These cells are often grouped together to form solar panels or modules. This creates a network that can generate significant amounts of electricity to use in your home.

Solar Panels

Solar panels are composed of several PV cells within protective layers. You can find different sizes and configurations of solar panels to cater to the size of your home. These panels absorb sunlight and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Advancements in some panel designs can assist with efficiency and aesthetics. Our installers can place solar panels in several locations, including on the roof or ground, to fit your preferences while maintaining optimal sun exposure.


Inverters are a key component of the solar energy system, as most homes are equipped with alternating currents (AC), while solar panels use DC electricity. This technology facilitates the conversion of the solar panel’s DC electricity into AC electricity. String inverters, microinverters, and power optimizers are different types of inverters available. Inverters may vary depending on the size of your home, the number of solar panels installed, and the expected energy production.

Backup Systems

Solar energy systems are often faced with sunlight variability. Because of this, we offer backup systems. Batteries and other energy storage systems accumulate additional solar energy generated during periods of sunlight. This additional energy can then be used during days of minimal sunlight or during the evening. Backup systems allow you to increase your energy independence by reducing grid dependence.

Solar Monitoring 

We use solar monitoring systems to track the performance of solar panels in real time. These systems monitor factors like energy production, panel efficiency, and potential issues, such as shading or malfunctions. Solar monitoring systems allow you to verify optimal system performance and identify maintenance needs quickly. You can track your energy savings with our solar monitoring software. You can also better understand your solar system by comparing energy usage to energy production. At Xando Energy, we offer complimentary lifetime system monitoring with your installation.

Racking Systems

Racking systems are the structures that provide the foundation for solar panels. They securely hold the panels in place. Racking systems are designed to withstand various weather conditions and maintain optimal panel orientation for maximum sunlight exposure. Ground-mounted and roof-mounted racking systems offer installation flexibility. Racking systems include tilt angles that can vary based on the latitude and the installation time of year. When installing your racking system, we also make sure to verify the wind resistance coding in the area. We’re a Florida company that knows you want to remain powered, especially during the hurricane season.

Take Advantage of Solar Company Technology 

The technology used in solar energy systems has changed and advanced throughout the years. These advancements help increase efficiency, energy savings, and energy independence. Photovoltaic cells, solar panels, inverters, energy storage, monitoring systems, and racking systems are combined to create the solar energy system. At Xando Energy, our sustainable solar energy systems can help contribute to your energy savings while positively impacting the environment. Contact our solar company today to learn more about our residential solar systems.