Solar energy is generated when radiant light and heat from the sun is harnessed using a range of technologies, being solar panels or photovoltaic cells the most common. This energy has a variety of uses, including generating electricity and also heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.
Photovoltaics utilize a semi-conductor to absorb the radiation from the sun. When the semi-conductor absorbs this radiation it emits electrons, which are stored as electricity. It can be easily deployed by both home and business users as it does not require any huge set up. Solar energy not only benefits individual owners, but also benefit environment as well.