Solar Photovoltaic panels generate electricity directly from sunlight, not from heat. They capture the sun’s energy to generate electricity cleanly and quietly. Light energy is converted directly into electricity by transferring sunlight photon energy into electrical energy. This conversion takes place within cells of specially fabricated semiconductor crystals. While it might be true that solar cannot generate electricity all the time, it does generate electricity when it is needed most. This is during the day and on hot sunny days when electricity demand is at its peak driven by air-conditioners. Importantly, electricity is generated at the point of demand. It’s where people live and work which means there is no need to transfer the energy at long distances across expensive infrastructure.