1. Converting energy from the sun

    Solar panels convert the energy in sunlight to electrical energy.

  2. Designing solar power systems

    Designing a solar power system takes environmental factors and load requirements into consideration.

  3. Factors affecting performance

    Many factors influence the output of a photovoltaic array.

  4. Connecting solar power systems

    Solar panels produce DC electricity. This can be used to charge batteries or power specialist DC appliances. To use this electricity for standard appliances, it has to be converted to AC electricity by an inverter.

  5. Solar Glossary