Solar panels convert radiant energy from the sun into electrical energy. This electrical energy can then be used to power your home or business.
Other related questions:
Q: Do solar panels convert radiant energy?
A: Solar panels convert radiant energy from the sun into electricity.
Q: What is radiant energy converted to?
A: Radiant energy is converted to other forms of energy, such as heat or light.
Q: How does a solar panel convert sunlight radiant energy into electricity?
A: When light hits a solar panel, it causes electrons in the silicon atoms to be knocked loose. This phenomenon is called the photoelectric effect. The electrons flow through the solar panel to metal contacts on the back and sides of the panel. These contacts are connected to wires that lead to an inverter, which converts the direct current (DC) electricity produced by the solar panel into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used by most appliances.
Q: What is radiant solar energy?
A: Radiant solar energy is energy that comes from the sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation. This includes visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared radiation.