Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaic (PV), or not directly using intense solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to spotlight a great area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic changes light into electric current using the photoelectric effect. Each of these two kinds of solar energy necessitates the manufacture of two single forms of solar panels.
One is labeled a solar collector that is used to heat water and then supply it in a tank for sharing when wanted. 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 alter it into direct current electricity, that can then be changed to alternating current using an inverter. Concerted Solar Power (CSP) systems apply lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to center a big area of sunlight into a little shaft of light.