Solar energy is one of the most popular sources of clean and renewable energy, and many people are switching to a solar home. Solar allows for homeowners to produce their own power from panels installed on their roof which can result in lower electricity costs in both the short and the long term. This approach to home energy has gained steam in the last decade as the costs of solar panel manufacturing have come down and government incentives have made it easier for homeowners to make the investment.
But how can solar systems turn sunlight into energy to power a house? The answer is solar cells. They work hard to keep your lights and appliances running. Below we’ll discuss what a solar cell is made of and how solar cells work.