Have you ever wondered how solar panels convert energy from the sun into power for homes and business? Luckily this helpful chart from solarpower.guide breaks down the process in 6 easy steps. A single solar panel is made up of six parts. The first is silicon solar cells which convert direct sunlight into electricity by creating an electric charge. The next is a glass sheet which is needed to protect the cells and help them to not overheat. There are two types of wiring to transfer the current and a metal frame to keep it all together. The visualization shows
how light from the sun (made up of photons) is first taken into the solar panel which knocks free the electrons. The electrons then create an electric current and move through the layers of the solar cell. The current then travels through the wiring to an inverter that converts the direct current to alternating current.