Solar power is generated by absorbing the heat energy of the sun and converts it to electricity. The heat energy of the sun releases the form of photons. When such photons hit a solar cell, they blow the electrons to lose. Solar cells are made of silicon particles that contain positive and negative layers. Together these create an electric circuit, and the electrons flow through it generates electricity. Multiple solar cells sit on a cosmic cause to generate more energy. However, the solar systems need an inverter to transform electricity into power for your home, and solar panels have a smarter inverter setup that operates independently and allows greater efficiency even in the shade.