Solar power is the alteration of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaic (PV), or indirectly using concerted solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking procedures to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic alters light into electric current using the photoelectric effect. Each of these two forms of solar energy needs the manufacture of two discrete forms of solar panels.
One is called a solar collector that is used to warm up water and then supply it in a tank for dispersal when desired. The other form of panel is called a solar panel, or more properly, a photovoltaic panel. Solar panels gather the light waves from the Sun and convert it into direct current electricity, which can then be changed to alternating current using an inverter. Resolute Solar Power (CSP) systems apply lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to center a massive part of sunlight into a little sunbeam.