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How Solar Panels Work

| Updated Jun 20, 2023

Solar panels are the rage these days. According to industry reports, solar power made up about 40% of all new electric capacity installed in 2014. In addition, the nation’s solar capacity by the end of 2016 is projected to be double what it was at the beginning of 2015, while costs continue to decline and panel efficiencies increase.

For owners of Recreational Vehicles, they have opened up a whole new world of boondocking and off-the-grid camping.

Unlike power plants, wind turbines and other power-generating means, solar panels have no moving parts. Ever wonder just how they work?

The folks at put this informational graphic together that

How solar panels work

Mike Wendland

Published on 2016-04-17

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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