Solar Facts/How Solar Works
“Solar technologies convert sunlight into electrical energy either through photovoltaic (PV) panels or through mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. This energy can be used to generate electricity or be stored in batteries or thermal storage.” Solar Oregon has some great video presentations explaining residential solar electric systems.
Below are some resources to help familiarize yourself with the concepts of solar energy From Wikipedia:
- Solar Cell
- Solar Module (AKA ‘solar panel’)
- NASA’s answer to how photovoltaics work