Ever wonder how solar panels work to generate electricity? This animated infographic explains the science behind it, making it easy to understand for anyone.

The infographic explains the anatomy of a solar cell and the reasons for usig silicon.

When P-type and N-type silicon are layered together, some of the electrons and holes come together, forming an electric field.

The energy from sunlight disrupts the bonds in both P-type and N-type silicon, creating free-roaming electrons and holes in both layers.

Sollar cells generate direct current (DC), but most appliances run on alternating current (AC). DC runs from the solar cells through an inverter for use in homes.


Source: https://unrivaledsolar.com/

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