solar panel

electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells
Syn: ↑solar array, ↑solar battery
Hypernyms: ↑electrical device
Part Holonyms: ↑satellite, ↑artificial satellite, ↑orbiter
Part Meronyms: ↑solar cell, ↑photovoltaic cell

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noun, pl ⋯ -els [count]
: a large, flat piece of equipment that uses the sun's light or heat to create electricity

All of the house's electricity is produced by solar panels on the roof.

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ˌsolar ˈpanel [solar panel] noun
a piece of equipment on a roof that uses light and heat energy from the sun to produce hot water and electricity

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • solar panel — n. a large, thin panel consisting of an array of solar cells, often attached to artificial satellites, rooftops, etc. to generate electricity directly from sunlight …   English World dictionary

  • solar panel — ► NOUN ▪ a panel designed to absorb the sun s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating …   English terms dictionary

  • solar panel — n a piece of equipment, usually kept on a roof, that collects and uses the sun s energy to heat water or make electricity …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • solar panel — noun count a piece of equipment that uses energy from the Sun to create power for a building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Solar panel — Photovoltaic module redirects here. For the heat collectors, see Solar thermal collector. An installation of solar panels in rural Mongolia …   Wikipedia

  • solar panel — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms solar panel : singular solar panel plural solar panels a piece of equipment that uses energy from the Sun to create power for a building …   English dictionary

  • solar panel — /soʊlə ˈpænəl/ (say sohluh panuhl) noun 1. a glass sheet housing an interconnected assembly of solar cells which convert energy from the sun into electricity. 2. Also, solar heating panel. a panel which is part of a solar heating system …   Australian English dictionary

  • solar panel — noun Date: 1961 a battery of solar cells (as in a spacecraft) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • solar panel — a bank of solar cells. * * * …   Universalium

  • solar panel — noun An array of connected solar cells …   Wiktionary

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