PV solar panels are made up of photovoltaic cells, that contain semiconductors such as crystalline silicone. When these materials are exposed to visible light, they create an electric current which is captured and converted into power that can be used by normal house holds.
Queensland has some of the best solar resources in the world and while small-scale, rooftop solar is very popular, utility-scale facilities are still growing. There is approximately 200MW of utility-scale solar operating in Australia. This industry is expected to expand rapidly in the coming years as PV technology improves.