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Solar Power: Photovoltaics

Need a breakdown of solar power and how it works. Need an explanation that is focused on how solar power can be harnessed in constructing a solar powered car.

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Solar energy is energy from the Sun in the form of heat and light. This energy drives the climate and weather and supports virtually all life on Earth. Heat and light from the Sun, along with secondary solar resources such as wind and wave power, account for over 99.9% of the available flow of renewable energy on Earth.

Solar power is used synonymously with solar energy or more specifically to refer to the conversion of sunlight into electricity. This can be done with photovoltaics, concentrating solar thermal devices and various experimental technologies

Photovoltaics is best known as a method for generating solar power by using solar cells packaged in photovoltaic modules, often electrically connected in multiples as solar photovoltaic arrays to convert energy from the sun into electricity. To explain the photovoltaic solar panel more simply, photons from sunlight knock ...

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Explanation of solar power, its use in photovoltaics

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