Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic(PV) panels, are devices that convert light into electricity. A collection of cells makes a Solar PV panel when they spread over a large area to produce enough power for different usage.
The more light hits a cell, the more electricity it produces through arrays of a photovoltaic system to the destined equipment. These Solar PV panels can be used for multiple applications, including remote power systems for cabins, remote sensing, telecommunications, and residential purposes.
What is Solar Power?
Solar power is the most abundantly available renewable energy resource on Earth, which carries the potential to cater to humankind's energy requirements in a sustainable manner. It can be obtained and used in several ways, and as a renewable energy source, it is an integral part of our desired affordable and clean energy future. Our solar power journey and capacity at Jakson have been continuously evolving and expanding at a phenomenal rate, making us one of the leading solar energy companies in India. Our solar business perfectly aligns and contributes to Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, and Goal 13: Climate Action, of the Sustainable Development Goals for the United Nations Agenda 2030. This unprecedented growth and devolvement of Jakson has placed it among the top 10 solar companies in India with a goal and potential to become one of the top solar panel manufacturers in India as well.
Working of Solar Panels
When sunlight hits the Solar PV Panels, it creates an electric field. This electric field generates electricity, and it flows to the edge of the panel through a conductive wire. Then the conductive wire on the Solar PV panel is responsible for directing electricity to the inverter, where it gets converted into Alternating Current (AC) to Direct Current (DC) to power buildings. The AC electricity through another wire reaches the electric panel on the breaker box, which distributes the current as per requirement. The remaining or unused electricity flows into the utility grid through the utility meter. In principle, the excess power cause meter to run backwards, and the user gets credit for the excess generation.
Types & Features of Solar PV Panels
Monocrystalline PV Panels
These panels are also known as single-crystal solar panels, and each PV panel is fabricated from a single silicon crystal. The silicon is purified, melted, and then crystallized into ingots in the process. Then individual cells are produced by cutting ingots into thin wafers.
They absorb more solar energy due to the pyramid pattern that provides a large surface area. The solar panels in India come with more heat resistance and lower installation costs and is a good fit for commercial and residential solar installations.
Polycrystalline PV panels
The solar panels are known as the second generation of solar cells and are about 300 times thinner than the cells made of silicon wafers. The panels are made of a variety of materials. For example, the material may consist of cadmium telluride, am amorphous silicon, or Copper Indium Gallium Selenide.
The efficiency of solar panels relies on the specific material used in the cells. They are made of different materials and come comparatively cheap than any other PV panels.
Top 10 Solar Panel Manufacturers in India
With a rich heritage of manufacturing excellence, Jakson ranks amongst the top 10 solar panel manufacturers in India with a state-of-the-art solar PV panel manufacturing facility at Greater Noida - India with an annual manufacturing capacity of 600 MW which is being enhanced to 1 GW shortly. Jakson Solar Modules and Products Unit comprises manufacture and sales of solar panels, Module Mounting Structures, Solar Power Packs and other innovative solar products and solutions. Jakson solar products portfolio includes a wide range of B2B and B2C products, distributed through a dedicated Channel Partner and Dealer network in India and overseas. These include Hybrid, On-Grid, and Off-Grid solar power packs ranging from 1 KW to 60 KW, are predesigned and used by residential, commercial, and MSME customers for solar rooftop applications.
Top 10 Solar Energy Companies in India
Jakson is also among the top 10 solar companies in India with a solid Independent Power Producer (IPP) portfolio. The company has a proven track record in engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of high-performance independent solar projects that deliver sustainable and green power to the grid. Jakson currently has a solar IPP portfolio of 200 MW with 60 MW of operational plants in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and is setting up another 120 MW of land-based solar power plants in the states of Assam and Uttar Pradesh. Additionally, Jakson has 20 MW of operational solar rooftop installations in the country.