Clean Energy Research:solar energy

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solar energy

solar energy
Definition Electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun (solar radiation), either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power.
Explanation Solar panels converts the sun's light in to usable solar energy using N-type and P-type semiconductor material. When sunlight is absorbed by these materials, the solar energy knocks electrons loose from their atoms, allowing the electrons to flow through the material to produce electricity. This process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage) is called the photovoltaic (PV) effect. Currently solar panels convert most of the visible light spectrum and about half of the ultraviolet and infrared light spectrum to usable solar energy.

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Related Concepts

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Tieteen termipankki 25.08.2019: Clean Energy Research:solar energy. (Tarkka osoite: https://tieteentermipankki.fi/wiki/Clean Energy Research:solar energy.)


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