It was 1839 and Alexandre Edmond Becquerel was thinking about the photovoltaic effect. The photovoltaic effect is how energy can come from sunlight. This french physicist studied solar spectrum, magnetism, and etc. Using his knowledge he discovered the photovoltaic effect. Which helped him discover solar energy.
He found that to get energy from the sun a devise has to be able to allow photons, or particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms. Which generates a flow of electricity.
He though of how it would look, work, and be created. The name would be Solar panel. Solar panels look like blue flat sheets that face the sun.Solar panels are panels that let us get energy from light particles. It gives and provides homes and etc. with energy.
He worked constantly finding a way to make this invention. With trial and error he was making progress.
Finally he had made the Solar panel. He had a new way to get energy.
We use energy from huge generators. Generating stations can use wind, coal, natural gas, or water. Solar panels helps us get more energy and what is better is that this source of energy can be right from your house. You can pay to get solar panels attached to your roof. Though at night time you won’t have energy if you are just using solar panels.