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.

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The family lived with electricity generated from alternative energy sources like solar panels, and the household had an unwavering commitment to using all natural, biodegradable products. Peter Ash Lee, Vogue, "The Sisters of Lady Fancy Nails Want Their New Cuticle Oil to Serve as Stress Relief," 17 May 2019 These winds can hit 60 mph, with dust that could easily cover Opportunity's solar panels. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Is Making Its Last-Chance Attempt to Save the Opportunity Rover," 29 Jan. 2019 Make sure your roof is equipped to handle solar panels. Veronica Craker, idahostatesman, "Shining a light on solar energy as summer nears," 2 June 2018 Last month, the California Energy Commission adopted regulations that will require electricity-producing solar panels on most new homes starting in 2020. Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle, "Solar mandate could change how California homes are built," 1 June 2018 Decades of innovation have gone into every wind turbine and solar panel in this country, and these energy sources have been getting exponentially cheaper. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Renewables Outproduced Coal Power in the U.S. for the First Time Ever," 2 May 2019 When groups get tired or aren't moving quick enough to stay within their 90-minute window, they'll be pushed along by a 10 horsepower motor charged via rooftop solar panels. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Booze cruise that doubles as a workout? Here's the latest way to enjoy the Sacramento River," 7 June 2018 According to the analysis, turbines and solar panels might be skyrocketing a bit too much. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "We Might Not Have Enough Materials for All the Solar Panels and Wind Turbines We Need," 13 Dec. 2018 Powered by wave action, wind power or solar panels, drones could operate for months or even years at a time, scanning large areas in swarms, monitoring environmental conditions and alerting human overseers when something looks amiss. The Economist, "Avast, me hearties," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of solar panel

1961, in the meaning defined above

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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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