Have you noticed solar panels on top of a building? They use the sun’s energy. They turn it into electricity that people can use. Take a look!
ILLUSTRATION BY STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS
1. Sunlight hits the solar panels.
2. The panels have tiny particles called electrons. The sun’s rays make the electrons move.
3. This movement creates electricity. The electricity is used in the building.
4. Solar panels create extra electricity. It is sent through power lines. People use it in their homes.