Solar Energy

Solar Panels

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.) Many cells linked together make up a solar panel.

DIY Projects:

  1. Solar Fan
  2. Solar Car

External Links:

  1. Video explanation – TedEd – How do Solar Panels Work?
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