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Solar panels installed on the roof of a house.

Solar

Solar energy is the radiant energy emitted by the sun on a continuous basis. This form of energy helps to keep us alive in numerous ways from warming our planet to helping to grow the food we eat. With the help of renewable energy technologies (such as solar panels), we can also harness solar activity in order to provide heating or generate electricity.

In this section you’ll find a variety of articles surrounding topics related to solar energy in general, solar hot water, solar panels and solar power.

Articles

A solar panel being used to provide power in a garden.

What Are Solar Panels Used For?

Solar panels allow us to generate electricity which we can then use in a variety of ways. This article helps to explain the different ways in which we can make use of solar panels.

A diagram of a solar panel.

Solar Panel Diagram

If you’ve ever wondered how a solar panel works, why not take a look at our solar panel diagram. The diagram shows the process of converting solar energy to electricity.

A factory line where solar panels are made.

How Solar Panels Are Made

Ever wondered how solar panels are made? This article takes a look at the entire process from manufacturing the components to the assembly of the panel.

An array of used solar panels.

Used Solar Panels

Used solar panels are perfect for those on a budget or those looking to provide power to outbuildings. This article provides information on used solar panels including what you can expect from such items.

A housing development that could feature free solar panels.

Free Solar Panels

Free solar panel initiatives may be available in your country/region as a result of carbon reduction schemes launched by many countries and councils over recent years.

A solar photovoltaic panel.

Solar Photovoltaics

Discover how solar photovoltaics works and the ways in which we can use this process of converting the suns energy into useable electricity.

Solar power panels in a field.

Solar Power Panels

Solar power panels are perfect for providing a source of clean, cheap and renewable electricity for a variety of uses including in homes, businesses and in remote locations of the globe.

A basic solar panel that can be bought.

Buying Solar Panels

If you’re looking into buying solar panels to reduce your carbon footprint then this article can help you understand what options are available to you when purchasing solar panels.

Solar panels fitted to a recreational vehicle (RV)

RV Solar Panels

Fitting solar panels to a recreational vehicle (RV) is perfect for accessing a source of electricity in remote locations where power points for your RV may be unavailable.