Power the World All Around You with Solar Panels

Americans like solar energy—so much so that every 2.5 minutes, a home or business installs a new solar panel. In fact, solar is now the fastest growing choice to generate electricity in the United States.

You’ve probably spotted solar panels on roofs. Maybe you’ve seen them mounted along highways or next to swimming pools.

And you may have wondered: How exactly do solar panels work?

First, let’s talk about how electricity is traditionally made. Generating electricity requires fuel. And many fuels used for power production can create serious environmental harm. The damage comes from both how we extract and use the fuels.

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