How Does Solar Energy Work?
A solar system gathers UV rays from the sun and then converts those rays into usable energy. What’s great about this is that scientists predict the sun isn’t going to run out of fuel for about another 4 billion years. The energy that your solar system gathers is essentially unlimited—and gets renewed every single day.
How do solar panels work?
The panels themselves (also called photovoltaic, or PV for short) are made up of many solar cells. Solar cells are made of silicon, like semiconductors. They have a positive layer and a negative layer, and together create an electric field—exactly like a battery.
In the years of their existence, solar panels have become only more efficient, dynamic, and attractive. It’s no wonder solar has become the world’s fastest-growing source of power.