Solar Power

 As you might have guessed, solar power is a type of renewable energy that comes from the sun. It works by converting sunlight into electricity through the use of solar panels. The sun emits light and heat, which are captured by solar panels. Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which are made of semiconductor materials such as silicon. When sunlight hits the PV cells, it excites the electrons in the material, creating a flow of electricity. 

This electricity is then sent to an inverter, which converts the direct current (DC) electricity produced by the solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity. The AC electricity is then sent to your home's electrical panel, where it can be distributed to power your appliances, lights, and other electrical devices. 

If your solar panels produce more electricity than you need, the excess energy can be sent back to the grid for others to use, and you may receive credits on your electricity bill.

please note: Energy Local Solar schemes use commercial solar farms that feed in to the grid so you won't have to have solar panels installed on your roof in order to join an Energy Local club.