Solar Energy: Collecting, Storing, and Using Power from the Sun

The Sun produces massive amounts of energy each second. Some of this energy hits the Earth and can be collected and stored for later use. Solar panels are a common method used to harness the Sun’s renewable energy. Read articles about how solar panels can be used around your house and even the world. You’ll also find information about how efficient solar power can be, how it can help the environment, the costs associated with solar panels, and issues facing the technology.

How Solar Photovoltaic Cells Work

Photovoltaic cells or solar cells are comprised of layers of silicon slices joined together by wires. When sunrays fall on the photovoltaic cells electricity is generated, which is stored in a rechargeable battery and used for any application.