solar panel


Definition of solar panel

: a battery of solar cells (as on a rooftop)

Examples of solar panel in a Sentence

All of the house's electricity is produced by solar panels on the roof.

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True, Tesla performs more production tasks in-house (such as manufacturing seats) and makes solar panels, but consider luxury auto makers churn out three to four times as many cars per employee. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Tesla Should Pull an Apple: Leave ‘Production Hell’ to Other People," 25 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, white-majority neighborhoods have installed 37 percent more solar panels than neighborhoods with no ethnic majority. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Solar Revolution Is Coming—But Not to Everyone," 23 Jan. 2019 Insulated attics Energy efficiency is about more than adding solar panels to your roof. Tony Bizjak, The Seattle Times, "10 hot home innovations — from dog showers to doorbell cams," 26 Oct. 2018 More medical clinics are being built and many shanties have solar panels. Fox News, "A year later, fractured Rohingya community sees little hope," 24 Aug. 2018 Palm Beach International Airport is among the sites that will get solar panels this summer. Lois K. Solomon,, "Why are solar trees popping up all over? Thank thousands of South Florida families," 13 July 2018 The rover uses solar panels to provide power and recharge its batteries. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Gigantic dust storm on Mars silences NASA's Opportunity rover," 13 June 2018 Because the 60-year-old tree blocks his home's solar panels. Matthew Martinez, miamiherald, "Chef accused of poisoning neighbor's giant maple tree that blocked his solar panels," 9 June 2018 And a solar road can produce about $15 a year worth of electricity from each square meter of solar panels. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, "Free Power From Freeways? China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of solar panel

1961, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of solar panel

: a large, flat piece of equipment that uses the sun's light or heat to create electricity

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