How Solar Works
Solar panels collect the energy derived from the sun’s rays through the form of solar radiation. Solar powered electric generation relies on photovoltaics (aka “PV”)… That’s why we call solar panels “PV panels”.
A photovoltaic solar panel is comprised of many smaller cells, or solar collectors, which are used to harness the sun’s energy.
These cells or wafers are made up of very thinly sliced silicone layers that convert the solar radiation into D/C electricity.
The solid state nature of solar photovoltaics makes them extremely durable, which is only one of their many benefits.