Solar power is the alteration of sunlight into energy, either directly using photovoltaic (PV), or circuitously using intense solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking techniques to focus a big area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic changes light into electric current using the photoelectric effect. Each of these two forms of solar energy necessitates the manufacture of two separate sorts of solar panels.
One is called a solar collector that is used to warm up water and then stock it in a tank for distribution when required. The other kind of panel is called a solar panel, or more officially, a photovoltaic panel. Solar panels gather the light energy from the Sun and change it into direct current electricity, that can then be converted to alternating current using an inverter. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems apply lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to direct a huge part of sunlight into a small ray.