What are solar panels made of?
Solar panels are made of multiple solar cells that absorb sunlight. These solar cells are usually composed of silicon, phosphorus, and boron. After manufacturing solar cells, these are then laid out in a grid pattern. When combined, the solar cells will become solar panels.
How do solar panels work?
Solar energy systems generate energy with the help of solar panels. These solar panels are made up of multiple solar cells that absorb photons from sunlight. The absorbed photons will then produce an electric current in the solar cells through the “photovoltaic effect”.
After the solar panels generate energy, an inverter transforms that direct current into an alternating current. This converted current is used to power appliances and other electrical systems in a property.