According to Pete #59 – How Solar Cells Work

According to Pete #59 - How Solar Cells Work

Today I really want to cover solar cells and solar power systems – partly because renewable energy is such a huge pursuit in our community, partly because remote applications are a thing we occasionally do (shout out to all the burners!), and partly because I think the functional mechanism of a solar cell is SO COOL! Now, do you need to know how that works to put together a remote power station? No, you don’t. Do you need to know what kinds of materials are used, why they’re so expensive, or why they’re so inefficient? Prolly not. But with all of this background information, you’re going to be in a _much_ better position to make informed decisions on solar gear. Nothing makes you a better design engineer than when you’ve figured out the “why’s”.

Full blog post here: https://www.sparkfun.com/news/2772


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