The sun is an incredibly powerful source of energy. That’s why TVA is using photovoltaic panels to transform solar energy into usable electricity.
small diagram of solar panels
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When rays of sunshine strike a solar panel, they give some of the electrons inside it more energy, a process that creates an electrical current.
How much power are we generating? Check the data on daily power output at TVA's solar generating sites. (If you don't see yesterday’s data, reload the page while holding down the Shift key.)