The technology of solar panels is so simple it’s amazing that most people have no clue. At the most basic level, a solar panel converts light energy to electricity through cells with molecules known as semiconductors. This usually involves transferring electrons from one atomic orbital into another in order to generate an electric current which can power our homes or businesses, but it also has many other uses, such as powering transmitters for sending information around the world. Solar Panels are becoming increasingly affordable and efficient. As more manufacturing is being done locally consumers are seeing two benefits: they get their HVAC system installed at the same time, and Western MA becomes greener!