ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

solar panels

Solar panels are like special windows that turn sunlight into electricity. They capture the sun's rays and turn it into a form of clean energy called solar power. The panels have tiny cells inside them that absorb the sunlight. The sunlight is made up of tiny particles called photons. The cells inside the panels use the photons to create electrons of energy. Each cell is wired together, and when enough sunlight is gathered, electricity is created. You can use this electricity to power the things you need in your home, like your lights and appliances.