solar panel

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a device with a dark surface which absorbs the sun’s radiation and uses it to heat water.

Construction

  • A flat panel that collects solar energy. A solar panel can be either a thermal collector (which heats air or water) or a photovoltaic module (which generates electricity).

Electronics

  • A device usually consisting of multiple solar cells which are connected to produce a given power output. Also called solar array, solar module, solar battery, solar cell array, sun battery, or panel (4).
  • synonymsolar array
  • synonymsolar battery
  • synonymsolar module
  • synonymsolar-cell array
  • synonymsun battery

Real Estate

  • noun a large panel containing light- or heat-absorbing plates that convert the sun’s radiation into renewable energy for use in the home
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