How Solar Electricity Works

Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource in the world. The challenge is to find efficient ways to transform it into useful forms of energy such as electricity. Solar PV panels offer a practical method to convert energy from the sun directly into electricity. The panels can be placed almost anywhere there is a direct view of the sky—mounted on poles, placed on rooftops, and even incorporated into the design of buildings.

Solar PV basics from the U.S. DOE

Kennedy School Kids and solar panel. LGBT solar panel.