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July 17, 2013 AT 11:47 am

Skill Badge – Solar @ The Adafruit Learning System #summerofsolar

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Skill Badge – Solar @ The Adafruit Learning System.

Solar cells, or photovoltaics, are made out of photosensitive semiconductors that convert light energy into electricity in a process known as the photoelectric effect. This process describes the interaction between light energy and the materials that make up the individual cell. Depending on how the cell is configured, conversion efficiencies can exceed 30%!

Learn more and if you’re an educator, use this guide to award solar badges!


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