How do solar panels actually work?

Cosmos Magazine


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The Sun peeks over the horizon, suddenly you have a working calculator, your Tesla is charging and your home battery fills up with stored energy.

Meanwhile, up in space, the James Webb Space Telescope collects enough solar light to give it the power it needs to peer deeper into the cosmos. Whatever the application, solar panels are increasingly part of our energy future.

In the latest episode of Huh? Science Explained, Clare Kenyon talks all things solar panels: how do they work and what sleek new additions to your home rooftop might you expect in the near future?

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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