Once used almost exclusively in space, photovoltaics are used more and more in less exotic ways. They could even power your house. Scott Aldous explains step-by-step how solar cells convert the sun’s light into sustainable electricity for daily living. solar
Learn how a solar cell works. From the ‘Anatomy of a Solar Cell’ to the ‘Generating Electricity’ this PBS NOVA program demonstrates how the photoelectric effect works and how solar cells can transform light into electricity. NOVA Program: Saved By the Sun: Inside a Solar Cell
When your system generates more electricity than youâ€™re consuming, your utility meter will actually spin backwards. You accrue credit with your utility company at the same rate they are charging you. This allows you to reduce your electric bill and drive it toward zero. Borregro Solar explains step-by-step the process of transforming sunlight into electricity […]
How are those big shiny panels on the roof (or on your calculator or emergency street lights) actually generating electricity? The University of Texas at Austin Architecture and Engineering takes a looks at the basics of solar power and why energy from the sun is the next big thing.
Around 50 % of the world’s photovoltaic cell production was manufactured in Japan in 2003. United States accounted for 12%. On the supply side, the amount of product manufactured by PV cell manufacturers worldwide reached 742 Megawatts in 2003. Japan has taken over from the United States as the largest net exporter of PV cells […]