How Solar Panels Work – A Guide For Dummies

The type of solar panel you normally see on people’s roofs are called Photovoltaic Solar Panelsphoto meaning light, and voltaic meaning to do with electricity. As the name suggests, Photovoltaic (or PV) panels convert light directly into electrical energy. So how do they work? How much sunlight do they need? And most importantly, is it sunny enough for them to work in the cloudy UK?

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