Uses of Solar Panel

Uses of Solar Panel

The core uses of solar panel includes generating electricity from solar energy. The photons hitting the solar cell lose the electrons from their atoms and with a proper attachment of conductors in the positive and negative sides of a cell, the whole can be transformed into an electrical circuit. Electrons flowing through the circuit helps in generating electricity. More number of cells like this makes up a solar panel and multiple panels can be paired to form a solar array.

Various uses of Solar Panel in Industries are listed below:

  • Dairy
  • Tinned Food
  • Textile
  • Paper
  • Chemical
  • Beverages
  • Timber and by-products
  • Plastics


Solar Panel can be used to generate power to which can be used in dairy industry for the process of sterilization, pressurization, concentration, drying and boiler feed water.

Tinned Food

Here, the solar panels can provide temperature which can prove useful for process like sterilization, pasteurization, bleaching and cooking.


Textile industry depends on extensive use of solar panels for efficient use of solar energy. These are used for process like bleaching, dyeing, drying, degreasing, pressing etc.


In this industry, use of heat in required for various processes and uses solar panels to provide heat for the process like drying, boiler feed water, bleaching etc


These industries uses solar panels for generating heat which are used for the production of soaps, synthetic rubber, processing heat, pre heating water etc.


We can see major uses of solar panel in beverage industries for the processes such as washing sterilization and pasteurization.

Timber and by-products

Solar panels are used in timber industry in the processes of drying, thermo diffusion beams, pre-heating water and in the preparation of pulp.


Solar panels are used to generate heat which are used in process such as preparation, distillation, separation, extension, drying, blending etc.

Apart from all these, making use of this kind of renewable energy by combining solar panels and making it into an solar array and connecting it with a solar inverter helps in taking the DC current from the array and using it to convert into AC current.

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Which of the following are not electromagnetic waves