Solar Panels

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Solar Panels

Postby Hongtao Yao » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:26 pm

Does solar panels generate electricity because of the photoelectric effect or does it work by some other rule?

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Re: Solar Panels

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:49 pm

Solar panels do not exhibit photoelectric effect. Instead, the light is absorbed to create excitons, which give rise to charge separation and these charges are then utilized as energy.

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