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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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Going Solar Doesn’t Have to Cost as Much as You Think

I admit, I already run my home with the help of a nice 8.8kW grid tie solar electric system. But in the event the power goes out, so does my big, bad solar array. Having an all electric house makes…
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