solar panel

noun

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Notably, the bill contains a two-year extension of the federal Solar Investment Tax Credit, which currently saves homeowners thousands of dollars on the cost of solar panel installations. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "The COVID-19 relief bill could make solar power more affordable. Here's what to know.," 22 Dec. 2020 This one uses a solar panel, hand crank, USB cable, and AA batteries to keep its battery charged, along with a bright LED flashlight that can also be used as an SOS beacon. The Editors Of Popular Mechanics, Popular Mechanics, "Where 'Roger That' Really Comes From," 20 Jan. 2021 One way to do this is with a solar panel (photovoltaic cell). Rhett Allain, Wired, "Everything You Need to Know About Energy," 10 Nov. 2020 In 2011, the company bought a majority stake in U.S. solar panel manufacturer SunPower Corp. Sarah Mcfarlane, WSJ, "Oil Giant Total Buys Stake in World’s Biggest Solar Developer," 18 Jan. 2021 And switching off a solar panel’s output could be done electronically, compared to the expensive process of spinning down a turbine. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "It’s time to start wasting solar energy," 29 Dec. 2020 The council approved spending up to $60,000 on the lights, which are are battery-powered and have a solar panel to recharge them. Steven Goode, courant.com, "Vernon council approves flashing lights at trails that intersect with roadways," 16 Dec. 2020 Patios and turf lawns alternate in the landscaped backyard complete with an outdoor kitchen, sunken trampoline, fountain-fed spa and solar panel system. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Anthony Davis unloads Westlake Village mansion for $6.6 million," 31 Dec. 2020 There are no clouds to block or even reduce solar panel efficacy. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Is Building a Spacecraft That Will Beam Solar Power to Earth," 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of solar panel

1961, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2021

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“Solar panel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solar%20panel. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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solar panel

noun

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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