As Qataris, we are very lucky to have plenty of sunshine all year round! We can use this great resource to create electricity through solar power. The main advantage of using solar energy is that it does not produce air pollutants or carbon dioxide. Incredibly, just one hour of sunlight could supply our earth with energy for a whole year! How does a solar cell work? A solar cell is an electronic device that catches the sunlight and turns it directly into electricity. Just like the cells in a battery, the cells in a solar panel are designed to generate electricity; but where a battery's cells make electricity from chemicals, a solar panel's cells generate power by capturing light instead.