What is solar energy?
Sunlight is a source of food and energy to almost all forms of plant life on the Earth. Ancient humans utilized this knowledge in architecture to enhance heating and lighting in buildings. With advancements in science and technology the question was posed, “how do humans harness the full potential energy from the sun?” This question was answered by Alexandre Edmond Becquerel in 1839 when he discovered the photovoltaic system which was later refined by Russell Ohl in 1941 to produce the first solar cell which is employed to this day to produce electricity from the sun’s rays.
How does solar power work?
Capturing solar power is a process which utilizes the heat and radiant light emitted from the sun’s rays to generate electricity. But how is energy created from light? When the photon particles which make up light strike an object it produces energy which can…
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