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How do Solar Panels Work?

How do Solar Panels Work?

Photovoltaic Effect of Solar Panels Solar panels generate DC electricity when exposed to sunlight via the Photovoltaic Effect, first observed by a French physicist in 1839. A simple explanation is that the photons from sunlight are absorbed by a semiconductor…
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Sizing MPPT Charge Controllers and Temperature

Sizing MPPT Solar Charge Controllers and the Effects of Temperature When attempting to determine how many solar panels one can put on a string for a given MPPT charge controller, it is important to account for the temperature coefficient of…
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