Solar panels are also called photovoltaic panels, or PV, and are used on solar farms to collect renewable energy. Photo/light + voltage = photovoltaic.
Solar panels absorb our sun’s rays and generate electricity. They are made up of several layers of solar cells. When sunlight strikes the surface of these cells, they absorb photons and release electrons, which are then captured and make energy. A typical residential roof has room for the solar panels needed to supply power to the home.