Solar energy has been increasing in popularity over the years as more and more people are becoming
eco-conscious. Solar energy is a great alternative energy solution to our current polluting methods. Solar panels
are devices which are used to transform sunlight into energy by collecting solar radiation from the sun which then
converts the energy to electricity for consumption. But the term “solar panel” can actually describe two different
types of devices that both produce electricity from sunlight: solar photovoltaic panels and solar thermal
collectors. They both use sunlight to produce their energy but in different ways.