What is a solar module or a solar panel?
In common reference a solar module is the same as a solar panel. Solar panels they are usually seen on rooftops of homes or businesses, but they can also exist as large arrays on open fields are even used to power satellites in outer space. Solar panel prices have fallen over the last few years to a point where power from solar photovoltaic solutions is now cheaper than buying power from your electricity company. The advances in technology have also made them easy to integrate in our daily modern lives and to boost socio-economic development.
A solar module is a large flat rectangle, made up of multiple interconnected solar cells and can be configured to supply the desired loads. The cells are made from silicon, a common chemical found in sand. When sunlight shines on solar cells, the energy (photons) it carries blasts electrons out of the silicon. These can be forced to flow around an electric circuit and power anything that runs on electricity.