When people are asked what solar energy is, their initial response is it is electricity collected from the sun using solar panels. While this an accurate response, the processes used to collect energy from the sun, and the emergence of the solar energy industry, would not even be possible without the help of CAD architectural drafting professionals. Those solar panels used on residential and commercial buildings did not magically appear overnight!
Rather, they were created by electrical engineers who came up with the concept and solution on how to harness the sun’s UV rays and convert it into electricity. From their initial concept and rough drawings, electrical and electronics drafters were tasked with creating the wiring diagrams, schematics, and assembly processes needed for solar energy systems.
Initially, when solar panels were first released for commercial and residential applications, they were costly. In addition, they could only collect and convert energy for the home or building they were installed on. Any excess power collected throughout the day was either lost or had to be stored in rechargeable batteries. Energy and electricity providers were still learning and developing solutions for incorporating solar energy into local power grids.
Over the past decade, with improvements in technology and electronics, the early solar panel designs have been fully recreated utilizing the latest advances. Thanks to electrical drafters and engineers, the wiring diagrams and conversion equipment needed to feed excess solar energy into power grids was created.
Now power companies could start to take advantage of their customers’ solar panels, and solar powered homes and businesses. Any excess energy generated by a home or business can now be fed back into electrical grids and shared with others. As a result, many homes and businesses are now creating eco-friendly energy for themselves, as well as their friends and neighbors.
Besides being partially responsible for the development of solar energy systems, electronic and electrical drafters and engineers have developed new manufacturing processes for solar panels, too. These new manufacturing processes have resulted in some of the least costly solar panels on the market today.
With the price of solar panels being drastically reduced, more homes and businesses are starting to be able to take advantage of solar energy solutions. This is just the beginning of what is still to come in the solar panel energy. Electronics and electrical drafters will continue to be vital in providing valuable input and designs to create the solar powered systems.
In addition, their designs will help architects incorporate solar panels into the design concepts of the homes and businesses of tomorrow.
Whether you are tasked with creating a new solar energy system solution or have other drawing and drafting needs, call the experts at Q-Cad by phoning 800-700-3305 now. We offer a wide array of solutions and services to fit your specific project requirements.