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How Does Solar Energy Work?

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How Does Solar Energy Work?


How Does Solar Energy Work?

Solar panels create energy from sunlight using photovoltaic (PV) cells. PV cells work by creating a current between one positively charged and one negatively charged slice of silicon. When sunlight hits a solar panel, it knocks electrons loose on the negative slice to flow toward the positive end. These electrons create a current of electricity, which can be harnessed and directed to the grid.

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