How does Solar Energy work?

In its simplest definition, when sunlight hits the photovoltaic cell (today generally made of silicon) its energy knocks loose the electrons, causing them to flow and create an electric current. That currentt then travels along tiny metallic strips to a junction box which is typically located on the back of a solar panel. Several solar panels are then wired together to create one system. At that point all the wires run to an inverter where the DC power which was created by the solar cells is converted to AC power. Once the electricity has been converted to AC, it can be interconnected into most electrical panels and thus feed the building with power.