Despite the odd cloudy week, solar energy potential in the UK is better than you'd imagine! GCSE.comís HQ has a 3.3 kW solar array!
Solar power turns energy from sunlight directly into electricity using photo-voltaic (pv) cells. The most common material used in pv panels is silicon; when exposed to light it releases electrons that move into an electrical circuit.
The electricity generated can charge batteries or can even be converted, via a device called an inverter, to an alternating current to power standard 230 V mains appliances.