Convert Sunlight Into Heat

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Convert Sunlight Into Heat

Photovoltaics - Simple explanation

• 1. Photons (sunlight) hit the solar panel and are

absorbed by semiconducting materials.

• 2. Electrons (negatively charged) are knocked loose from

their atoms, allowing them to flow through the material

to produce electricity. Complementary positive charges

are also created (holes) and flow in the direction opposite

of the electrons.

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