In recent years, solar energy has gained immense popularity as an alternative to conventional energy sources. The power of the sun can be harnessed to produce electricity using solar panels. However, the amount of energy produced by solar panels is affected by various factors. Understanding these factors is crucial for maximising energy production from solar panels and optimising the design of solar energy systems.
Factors such as weather conditions, geographical location, the angle of the solar panels, shading and panel efficiency play an essential role in determining the amount of solar energy that can be generated.