solar panel

solar panel
solar panel NOUN a panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating.

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  • 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

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  • solar panel — noun electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells • Syn: ↑solar array, ↑solar battery • Hypernyms: ↑electrical device • Part Holonyms: ↑satellite, ↑artificial satellite, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …  

  • 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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