Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic panels, are made up of many individual solar cells, also known as photovoltaic cells. The solar panel’s functionality improves as the number of solar cells increases. The most important thing to understand about solar panels is that they capture sunlight and convert it into energy that can be utilized for a variety of purposes (street lighting, heating systems, machine installations, charging of phones, cameras, signage, and many other energies driven devices). The energy generated is either stored in special solar batteries for later use or immediately sent into the grid.
The first solar panel was produced in 1954, and since then, the use of solar technology has grown exponentially.