How do solar panels work?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work by absorbing sunlight and converting it into electricity. When particles of light, called photons, hit the PV cells in a solar panel, they generate direct current (DC) electricity. Then, a component called a solar inverter converts the DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used to power your home or business. Learn more by reading our “How Do Solar Panels Work” blog.