Solar Energy: An Introduction to Photovoltaics

This is the first article in a six-part series dedicated to renewable energies.

by  Aaron Mandelkorn

Solar energy is not a new concept. For years, civilizations utilized the power of the sun’s rays to warm their homes and dry their food and clothes. Today, we know so much more about what the sun can do. No better example of this is found than in Photovoltaic electricity, or PV for short. This term refers to the electrical current that is generated when light reacts with a solar cell, which is generally made from silicate.

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