SOLAR ENERGY FOR KIDS

Special panels made with ‘photovoltaic cells’ or PVs absorb light from the sun and use it to create energy that we use to power our homes! But how does this process work?

HOW DO SOLAR PANELS POWER MY HOME?

Solar panels are made of different materials that work together to harness and direct the energy from sunlight in different ways.

  1. The sun produces photons. A photon is a tiny particle of light that carries energy.
  2. When sunlight hits a solar panel, the surface of the panel separates the energy in a photon and moves the electrons (negatively charged particles) around the solar cell. The electrons moving around the solar cell create a kind of electricity.
  3. This electricity is then moved to a device called an inverter, where it changes into a new kind of electricity.
  4. This new electricity is the kind of power we use in our homes. Once the energy has been converted into electricity, it powers anything we need!

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HES Solar places safety as our highest priority, and that extends from our employees to our customers, to anyone else we may potentially be in contact with through the course of business. Along with the safety procedures we adhere to in the normal course of our work and projects, we have instituted several safety protocols for all of our employees during these times of vigilant public health precautions due to COVID-19. 

Our employees are given temperature checks each time they enter the office, and office visits are only allowed when necessary. 

We’ve instituted remote working for all of our employees who are able to perform their job duties at home. Meetings are done through virtual meeting rooms. 

Field employees maintain a six-foot distance between themselves and fellow employees, customers, vendors, and all others unless unavoidable. 

Masks are required whenever interacting with fellow employees, customers, or the public and whenever social distancing is not possible. 

To ensure these procedures can be met, employees have been provided with face masks or face coverings, eye protection, gloves (as necessary), and foot coverings (as necessary). 

To help ensure frequent sanitizing, employees have been provided sanitizers in the form of gel, liquid, and wipes, antibacterial soap, and paper products for cleaning such as tissues and paper towels. 

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