Solar Cells

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Questions with Solar Cells

  • Ask: What is in a solar cell?

    Answer: The actual solar cells are made of silicon semiconductors that absorb sunlight and then convert it into electricity. Currently, solar panels that are used for domestic purposes are only able to take around 20% of the sunlight that they receive and turn it into electricity. This is what is known as solar efficiency.

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  • Ask: How does a solar cell work?

    Answer: Simply put, a solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity. Solar panels actually comprise many, smaller units called photovoltaic cells. (Photovoltaic simply means they convert sunlight into electricity.)

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  • Ask: How can I make a solar cell?

    Answer: To make solar cells, the raw materials\u2014silicon dioxide of either quartzite gravel or crushed quartz\u2014are first placed into an electric arc furnace, where a carbon arc is applied to release the oxygen. The products are carbon dioxide and molten silicon.

  • Ask: Where are solar cells used?

    Answer: Historically solar cells have been used in situations where electrical power from the grid is unavailable, such as in remote area power systems, Earth orbiting satellites, consumer systems, e.g. handheld calculators or wrist watches, remote radio-telephones and water pumping applications.

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